Austin City Limits returns in January with a slate of all-new broadcast episodes, showcasing performances that feature some of today’s most talked-about live acts, including 2023 Grammy Award nominees Spoon, Maren Morris and the War on Drugs.
The program returns on Jan. 7 at with a special broadcast, Austin City Limits 8th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Sheryl Crow, highlighting new inductee Crow and featuring all-star performances. A companion Hall of Fame hour closes the season on Feb. 25 with a salute to fellow inductee Joe Ely. The special installments feature extended highlights, including memorable induction speeches and vintage clips from the inductees’ appearances on Austin City Limits.
During Crow’s segment, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Brittney Spencer and Lucius’ Jess Wolfe salute the nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist, while Ely’s longtime collaborators in the Flatlanders — Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock — along with fellow Texans Rodney Crowell and Marcia Ball, pay homage. Ely’s hour features a memorable induction by renowned Texan author Lawrence Wright along with historic highlights from Ely’s 11 appearances on the ACL stage.
Season 48 continues in January with a diverse slate spotlighting multiple 2023 Grammy nominees in full-hour performances: Austin’s own Spoon return to the ACL stage for their fifth appearance, showcasing their celebrated Grammy-nominated 10th album, Lucifer On The Sofa; multi-platinum, award-winning Maren Morris, an Arlington native, makes a highly anticipated ACL debut in a career-spanning hour showcasing gems from her latest Humble Quest, which earned a trio of 2023 Grammy nominations, including Best Country Album; acclaimed rock act the War on Drugs return for their second appearance with selections from the Grammy-nominated I Don’t Live Here Anymore; and legendary alternative rock pioneers Pavement, make their first-ever appearance on the series.
Rocking soul act Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats return for their second appearance with their latest, The Future, in an energetic live performance. Sharing the hour is soulful Nashville singer-songwriter Adia Victoria, making her ACL debut with numbers from her acclaimed A Southern Gothic, a 2022 Americana Music Awards nominee for Album of the Year.
A season 48 highlight is the first solo appearance of Adrian Quesada, returning to the ACL stage to bring to life his acclaimed Spanish-language album, Boleros Psicodélicos, a love letter to the psychedelic Latin love songs — baladas — of the ’60s and ’70s. Quesada performs with a nine-piece band joined by an international lineup of guest vocalists from across the spectrum of contemporary Latin music, including iLe, Natalia Clavier, Girl Ultra and Clemente Castillo.
“After a historic kickoff to our new season this fall, Austin City Limits rolls into the New Year with another round of firsts and favorites,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona. “For the first time ever, we’ll split our annual Hall of Fame celebration into two full episodes. We’ll showcase a unique Latin music genre that’s never been presented on American television, plus some rock, indie and country music favorites — something for every musical palette.”
Season 48 Broadcast Schedule
Jan. 7 — Austin City Limits 8th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Sheryl Crow
Jan. 14 — Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats / Adia Victoria
Jan. 21 — Adrian Quesada, Boleros Psicodélicos
Jan. 28 — The War on Drugs
Feb. 4 — Pavement
Feb. 11 — Maren Morris
Feb. 18 — Spoon
Feb. 25 — Austin City Limits 8th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Joe Ely