Austin City Limits is proud to announce the newest class of Austin City Limits Hall of Fame inductees: pioneering rocker Roy Orbison, Americana legend Rosanne Cash, and New Orleans icons The Neville Brothers.
The 2017 ACL Hall of Fame inductees will be saluted at a ceremony with all-star music performances to be held October 25, 2017 at ACL's studio home, Austin's ACL Live at The Moody Theater. Renowned singer-songwriter Chris Isaak will host the celebratory evening.
Confirmed performances to date include: Rosanne Cash, Chris Isaak, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder, and a New Orleans tribute to The Neville Brothers. More artists to be announced. This production will be taped to air on PBS stations New Years Eve 2017.

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison possessed one of the most remarkable and recognizable voices in all of music; combined with his easy facility for writing memorable pop songs, it led to superstardom. The Vernon, Texas native’s first success came as a songwriter in the ‘50s, when the Everly Brothers recorded his “Claudette.” But he became a major star starting in 1960 with “Only the Lonely,” beginning a string of hits including “Crying,” “In Dreams,” “Running Scared,” and the immortal “Oh, Pretty Woman.” His melodic gifts, well-timed sense of drama and magnificent voice spoke to generations of music fans – he remains one of the most beloved musical artists of the 20th century.

Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned multiple Grammy Awards and 11 nominations, as well as 21 Top 40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles. Her restless musical journey spans nearly four decades and includes a recent career triumph: three 2015 Grammy Awards for her widely-acclaimed album, The River & the Thread. The soul-searching trailblazer has been winning over audiences since she debuted on Austin City Limits in 1983. Cash went on to make six more appearances on the ACL stage, with each performance offering new insight into her creative process.

The Neville Brothers
Neville Brothers

The first family of New Orleans music, The Neville Brothers have been world ambassadors for their city’s distinctive style of funk, soul, and R&B for four decades. The family band made its recorded debut in 1978 and has been unstoppable ever since, amassing a catalog of classic, rumpshaking albums like Fiyo On the Bayou and Yellow Moon and hits “Brother John/Iko Iko,” “Yellow Moon” and their inimitable take on Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On a Wire.” A mainstay of New Orleans stages and a huge influence on the musicians who followed them, the beloved band took its party around the world. The Nevilles’ three appearances on Austin City Limits in 1979, 1986, and 1995 continued to get groovier, greasier, and more funky with age.

2017 Ceremony Host

Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak

About the Ceremony

Austin City Limits
2017 Hall of Fame Induction & Celebration
Wednesday, October 25

ACL Live at The Moody Theater

310 W Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX 78701


Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:30 pm

VIP Party Begins at 6:00 pm


Attire: Austin Casual

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