Austin City Limits - Season 11

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  • Legends of Bluegrass with Bill Monroe and more
    This 1986 episode pays tribute to bluegrass as generations of performers take the ACL stage to play the music they love.
  • Austin City Limits Reunion Special: Steve Fromholz, Asleep at the Wheel, Greezy Wheels, Marcia Ball
    For ACL's anniversary, the stage welcomes some of the Austin acts that inspired the show to begin. These talented and diverse musicians were the essence of the "Austin Sound" in the '70s. In this 1986 episode, they prove they are still relevant today.
  • Songwriters Special with Emmylou Harris and more
    In 1986, ACL hosted a one-of-a-kind event. The best female songwriters in country music appeared together for an unforgettable evening.
  • George Strait followed by Dwight Yoakam
    George Strait and Dwight Yoakam is a are modern cowboys with a traditional voices (1986).
  • Louise Mandrell followed by Mel McDaniel
    Louise Mandrell doesn't trade on her family name, instead she uses talent, hard-work, and enthusiasm to present an all out thrilling performance. Next, Mel McDaniel presents his self-penned hits to this 1986 ACL audience.
  • Roger McGuinn followed by Kate Wolf
    Byrds' frontman, Roger McGuinn, has influenced the direction of rock 'n roll by being a musical pioneer. Meanwhile, Kate Wolf delivers honest lyrics with a smooth voice (1986).
  • Rockin' Sidney followed by The Neville Brothers
    Rockin' Sidney, Zydeco specialist, performs his Cajun rhythms, including his his "Toot Toot." Next, the Neville Brothers play their songs with rich harmonies and intricate rhythms (1986).
  • Merle Haggard with Special Guest Freddie Powers
    In this 1986 episode, Merle Haggard exhibits the all the talents that have distinguished him as a pioneer in country music. Freddie Powers joins him on stage.
  • Tanya Tucker followed by Sawyer Brown
    Country music legends, Tanya Tucker and Sawyer Brown, bring their momentous careers to the ACL stage.
  • John Schneider followed by Southern Pacific
    This 1986 episode has John Schneider extending his acting talents to include musical performance. He is quickly gaining commercial and critical success for his beautiful country songs. Southern Pacific is a group on the rise. Borrowing from both country and rock, their distinctive sound is gaining them new fans every day.moreless
  • George Jones followed by Vern Gosdin
    Honky tonk desperation is George Jones' specialty. This country legend sets the standard that modern country artists are measured against. Meanwhile, Vern Gosdin has a smooth and distinctive country voice (1986).
  • Mel Tillis followed by The Geezinslaws
    This 1986 episode is marked by hilarious comedy, entertaining audience interaction, and engaging performances. Mel Tillis is a country music legend who knows how t please a crowd. Next, Austin's Geezinslaws use witty lyrics to imbue their music fun.
  • Gary Morris followed by Sylvia
    This 1986 performance marks the debut of the second decade of ACL shows. Gary Morris and Sylvia use powerful vocals and compelling showmanship to ensure the success of the 11th season debut.
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