Austin City Limits - Season 15

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AIRED ON 1/19/2019

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Episode Guide

  • Lorrie Morgan followed by Steve Wariner
    The fifteenth season finale has up and coming songstress Lorrie Morgan and future guitar great Steve Wariner.
  • James McMurtry followed by Sweethearts of the Rodeo
    The narrative brilliance of singer/songwriter James McMurtry is showcased on ACL. Next, Sweethearts of the Rodeo bring their pitch perfect harmonies before the ACL audience.
  • Garth Brooks followed by Shenandoah
    Garth Brooks is a country artist on the rise. He plays selections from his debut album. Shenandoah plays some of their biggest hits.
  • Lucinda Williams followed by Guy Clark
    Two Texas songwriting giants appear separately on ACL to play some of their biggest hits.
  • Michelle Shocked followed by Strength In Numbers
    Former Austin resident, Michelle Shocked, has come a long way from open mike nights. She's found international success with her socially conscious folk music. Strength in Numbers is a bluegrass infusion ensemble that uses acoustic instruments to perform.
  • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
    Lyle Lovett's combination of jazz, swing, country and big band harmonies makes for an incredible night of music.
  • "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver and Friends
    Country's Christian roots are celebrated with ACL's tribute show to the Country Music Association's Album of the Year, "Will the Cirle Be Unbroken II."
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan followed by W.C. Clark Blues Revue
    Stevie Ray Vaughan, Double Trouble, and other assorted special guests join together to salute W.C. Clark and his influence on the blues.
  • Waylon Jennings followed by Marty Stuart
    Outlaw country joins with hillbilly rock for an exciting night of musical inspiration with two of country music's finest.
  • Kathy Mattea followed by Tish Hinojosa
    Kathy Mattea earned this year's Country Music Association's Female vocalist of the Year. In this episode, she hows off her powerful voice and songs. Texas singer/songwriter, Tish Hinojosa, uses her soft voice and complex melodies to play social relevant folk music.
  • Gary Morris followed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Gary Morris is a versatile performer. From country music to opera, from soaps to Broadway; he has managed to win fans from all over. Singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter shines in her performance on the ACL stage.
  • Marcia Ball followed by Beausoleil
    ACL celebrates the rich sounds of Louisiana. Boogie woogie queen, Marcia Ball, lives in Austin, but her piano skills are directly from New Orleans. Cajun band Beausoleil has worked diligently to revive traditional Cajun music.
  • George Jones followed by Carl Perkins
    Two of living legends appear on the season 15 premiere. Honky tonk master, George Jones, kicks off the season. Then, rockabilly virtuoso, Carl Perkins, takes the stage.
  • ACL Special
    In a 110 minute special, 22 music stars appear to support on public television and ACL.