UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed and tickets have been distributed. Austin City Limits will tape a performance by Bonnie Raitt on Sunday, October 15th at 8 pm at ACL Live at The Moody Theater (310 W. 2nd Street, Willie Nelson Blvd). We are giving away a limited number of passes to this taping. Enter your name and email address on the below form by Thursday, October 12th at 5pm.
Winners will be chosen at random and a photo ID will be required to pick up tickets. Winners will be notified via email. Duplicate entries for a single taping will be automatically voided. Tickets are not transferable and will be voided if sold. Standing may be required. No photography, recording or cell phone use in the studio. No cameras, computers or recording devices allowed in the venue.
On the heels of a trio of 2023 Grammy wins, we welcome back an ACL Hall of Fame icon, the legendary Bonnie Raitt, for her first headlining appearance in over a decade, to showcase her triple Grammy-winning album Just Like That… Raitt will also be joined tonight by a special guest, Nashville-based singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Sunny War. An American original, Bonnie Raitt first appeared on Austin City Limits in Season 9 in 1984, returned in 2002 and 2012, and performed on the series’ 40th anniversary special in 2014. In 2016, Raitt was inducted into the ACL Hall of Fame by Mavis Staples, with musical salutes from Willie Nelson and Taj Mahal.
Raitt is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, Raitt broke through to the top in the early 90s with her GRAMMY Award-winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits “Something To Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” among others. The thirteen-time GRAMMY winner was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and Rolling Stone named the slide guitar ace one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
2023 kicked off with Raitt earning three GRAMMY Awards at the 65th Annual ceremony: Song Of The Year and Best American Roots Song for “Just Like That,” the title track of her most recent album, and Best Americana Performance for “Made Up Mind.” Raitt was also honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022. She was awarded Song of the Year for “Just Like That” at the recent 2023 Americana Honors & Awards. Raitt has been on tour for most of 2023 with stops in the U.S., Australia, the UK, Ireland, and an upcoming coast-to-coast tour of Canada. 2022 was a banner year for Raitt with a 75-date headlining U.S. tour; the release of her critically acclaimed 21st album Just Like That… on her independent label, Redwing Records; receiving the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Women In Music Awards and seeing her breakthrough album, Nick of Time added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. Just Like That… went #1 on six Billboard charts the week of release and was perched at #1 on the Americana Radio Album Chart for ten consecutive weeks. The album’s first single, “Made Up Mind” remained in the top three spots on the Americana Radio Singles Chart for 17 weeks.
As known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music, Raitt has long been involved with the environmental movement, performing concerts around oil, nuclear power, mining, water, and forest protection since the mid-‘70s. She was a founding member of MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy), which produced the historic concerts, album, and movie NO NUKES, and continues to work on safe energy issues in addition to environmental protection, social justice, and human rights, as well as creator’s rights and music education.
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