Austin City Limits - Season 9

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Episode Guide

  • Freddie Powers with Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
    Three country music legends take the ACL stage for an evening of shared music and stories (1984).
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble followed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds
    The Texas blues are highlighted on this 1984 episode. Austin's own guitar master, Stevie Ray Vaughn, joins his band to add to his own blues legend. Meanwhile, The Fabulous Thunderbirds are known for their searing rock & roll with roadhouse blues overtones.
  • Country Music Legends
    ACL pays tribute to country music pioneers. These titans of American music sing the songs that gained them fame and carried country music to its current heights.
  • George Strait followed by The Kendalls
    This 1984 appearance by George Strait catches him as he is climbing the charts on the way to becoming "King George." Here, he's just a contemporary country star on the rise singing his first few hits. Next, father-daughter singing duo, The Kendalls, play their own brand of country gold.
  • John Anderson followed by Eliza Gilkyson
    John Anderson has the honky tonk voice and southern twang of honest country. Meanwhile, Eliza Gilkyson is considered an undiscovered talent with unmeasurable potential in this 1984 opportunity to showcase her skills nationally.
  • Bonnie Raitt followed by The LeRoi Brothers with Ray Campi & Sleepy La Beef
    It's a night of debuts. Blues legend, Bonnie Raitt, makes her first appearance on ACL to play some of her all-time favorites. Next, Austin band, The Leroi Brothers, bring their music to the national scene for the first time. Joining them are some special guests to make the night even more special.moreless
  • Dottie West followed by Floyd Cramer
    Dottie West takes the ACL stage in 1984 with her bubbly personality and sultry voice. Next, piano player Floyd Cramer shares his distinctive music with the studio audience.
  • Johnny Rodriguez followed by David Allen Coe
    Johnny Rodriguez returns to the ACL stage with his vibrant musical style. David Allan Coe is as a controversial songwriter and an outspoken singer.
  • Jimmy Buffett
    Jimmy Buffett
    Episode 5
    Jimmy Buffett has created his own genre of music, a mix of country, pop, and island beats (1984).
  • The Whites followed by New Grass Revival
    This 1984 episode showcases two excellent independent bands.
  • Gary Morris followed by Gail Davies
    Gary Morris and Gail Davies play their music in Austin (1984).
  • Ray Charles followed by Lee Greenwood
    Musical pioneer Ray Charles brings his electric act to the ACL stage. Next, country superstar Lee Greenwood performs (1984).
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis
    Episode 1
    Rock and Roll pioneer, Jerry Lee Lewis, performs some of his biggest hits.