Austin City Limits - Season 20

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AIRED ON 11/17/2018

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Episode Guide

  • Shawn Colvin followed by Bill Miller
    Shawn Colvin returns to her home city after the release of her third critically acclaimed album. In her performance, she plays a variety of styles. Bill Miller was raised on the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Reservation. His music is greatly influenced by Indian spirituals and and the Chicago blues.
  • Mark Chesnutt followed by Tracy Byrd
    Two contemporary Texans who play old-fashioned country honky-tonk music take the stage for their ACL debuts.
  • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
    Lyle Lovett travels easily between genres, blending styles and musical traditions smoothly to create witty narratives of the human condition. Joining him on stage are the 15 members of His Large Band.
  • David Ball followed by Gary P. Nunn with special guests
    David Ball and Gary P. Nunn are veteran country music performers. Both have been singing for over 20 years. For Nunn's performance the Sesame Street Muppets join him on stage to help sing the song "London Homesick Blues."
  • Tammy Wynette followed by Rick Trevino
    Tammy Wynette is known as the "First Lady of Country Music" because of her decades of quality hits. She shares some of her trademark classics plus a few songs from her new album. Next, Austin's own, Rick Trevino, plays the songs that have earned him national recognition for his hometown audience.moreless
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Retrospective
    Combing footage of previous ACL appearances, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble give great blue performances.
  • Tejano Music Special with Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, La Diferenzia, Joel Nava and Rick Orozco
    ACL celebrates the rich tradition of Tejano music with a special that features many of the top Tejano performers.
  • The Mavericks and Robert Earl Keen
    The Mavericks present their original style of country music. Their songs are called neo-traditional country, as they combine rockabilly with Miami dance beats. Next, Robert Earl Keen displays that his songwriting talents are equaled by his performing talents.
  • The Neville Brothers followed by Jimmie Vaughan
    The Neville Brothers provide a high spirited, energetic performance for the ACL audience. Texas native, Jimmy Vaughan, returns with his emotional blues infused rock.
  • Alan Jackson
    Alan Jackson
    Episode 4
    As a contemporary country artist, Alan Jackson has done his best to bring traditional country sounds to his music. And, it's worked. The popular solo performer plays some of his biggest hits.
  • Bluegrass Special with Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley and Larry Sparks
    Three legends take the stage together for an evening of bluegrass music.
  • Nanci Griffith followed by Iris DeMent
    Nanci Griffith performs for the fourth time on ACL. Since her first appearance, her folk-rock star has risen both critically and commercially. Next, Iris DeMent's heartbreaking ballads reflect her gospel roots.
  • Vince Gill followed by Junior Brown
    CMA Entertainer of the Year, Vince Gill, helps ACL begin their 20th season. Next, Junior Brown brings his self-designed guit-steel to the ACL stage.