Hall of Fame

Chris Isaak, Elvis Costello, and more descend on Austin City Limits for 2017 Hall of Fame

Musical superstars descend on Austin City Limits for 2017 Hall of Fame

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Chris Isaak emceed the evening.  Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Neko Case, Rosanne Cash, and Brandi Carlile. Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
The grand finale featured a rousing rendition of "Amen." Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Elvis Costello, Dr. John, and Trombone Shorty. Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Roy Orbison's family was on hand to accept his award. Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Chris Isaak, Neko Case, ACL's executiveproducer Terry Lickona, Rosanne Cash, and Brandi Carlile. Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
John Leventhal, Ry Cooder, Raul Malo, Rosanne Cash, Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile, and Elvis Costello. Photo by Gary Miller/Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, October 25, Austin City Limits inducted its fourth Hall of Fame class with a star-studded musical event at the Moody Theater. This year's inductees included Vernon, Texas native Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, and the Neville Brothers. 

The evening, which was hosted by Chris Isaak, a legend in his own right, featured appearances by Neko Case, Elvis CostelloTrombone ShortyBrandi Carlile, Ry Cooder, Dr. John, the Mavericks’ Raul Malo, and the Nevilles Band.

Following an evening of unforgettable performances, the all-star lineup gathered together on the Moody Theater stage for one final musical medley, singing "Big Chief" and "Down by Riverside" before finishing out the evening with "Amen." 

But the evening wasn't just about the music. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame also paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967. The act paved the way for the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Austin's own KLRU, which produces Austin City Limits.