Happy 80th birthday to Willie Nelson

We here at Austin City Limits TV would like to wish a very happy birthday to the one and only Willie Nelson, 80 years young today. Willie has, of course, a long history with ACL, beginning with our pilot episode in 1975 and continuing through multiple (and we mean multiple) headlining shows, songwriters specials and guest appearances. He’s a local, state and national treasure, and we hope he’s still twanging away on Trigger when he hits 100. Happy birthday, Willie!

Along with other friends and fans, Austin City Limits’ Executive Producer Terry Lickona recorded a special birthday message for the red-headed stranger, which you can see here.