Willie Nelson to help honor Kris Kristofferson at his induction into 2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction

photo:  Rick Diamond

by:  Lorie Liebig

Some of the biggest names in music have been selected as presenters for the upcoming 2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Mavis Staples will officially present the honors to this year’s inductees.

Nelson and Crowell will recognize their longtime friend and musical comrade Kris Kristofferson during the event.  B.B. King will be inducted by  ZZ Top vocalist Billy Gibbons, while Bonnie Raitt will be presented with her official Hall of Fame title by acclaimed blues singer Mavis Staples.

The ceremony will also feature a series of musical tributes by the presenters in honor of each individual honoree. Acclaimed rock guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and blues artist Taj Mahal are among the special guests who will join in on these performances.

The 2016 ACL Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 12 at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Although the event is currently sold out, fans can watch highlights from the show during a special episode of Austin City Limits, which will air on PBS this New Year’s Eve. You can find more info on the event here.


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