Miranda Lambert, Leon Bridges and More Stars Join ‘Austin City Limits’ 47th Season, Beginning Oct. 3

October 1, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Austin City Limits (ACL) announces its fall return and the initial Season 47 broadcast line-up with eight all-new installments airing 11 p.m. Sundays beginning Oct. 3 on PBS Wisconsin.

The season opener at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 features a singular highlight: country superstar Miranda Lambert joined by songwriting partners Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, showcase their acclaimed “The Marfa Tapes,” an album recorded in the West Texas desert town of Marfa. This dazzling acoustic hour spotlights the three longtime friends and co-writers, and offers a fascinating look at the trio’s collaborative and creative process, filled with the stories behind the songs and late night tales behind the recording.

At 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, ACL spotlights next-generation standouts: acclaimed young British singer-songwriter Jade Bird brings songs from her new album “Different Kinds of Light.” She shares an hour with Austin indie-pop breakout artist Dayglow, who performs songs from his “Harmony House.”

The season continues at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 with a highly-anticipated debut appearances: New Orleans bandleader Jon Batiste, a Grammy and Oscar-winning musician, delivers a high-energy tour-de-force backed by an 18-piece band, performing selections from his soulful album “WE ARE” in a must-see hour.

Grammy-winning bluegrass stars share a spell-binding hour at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24 that forecasts the genre’s future: Sarah Jarosz makes her third appearance on the ACL stage with selections from “World On the Ground,” the 2021 Grammy-winner for Best Americana Album; while fan favorite Billy Strings delivers an electrifying set with songs from “Home,” his 2021 Grammy Award-winning Best Bluegrass Album and debuts new numbers from his upcoming “Renewal.”

Jon Batiste

A pair of country sensations shine at 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 in a captivating double-bill with CMA Award-winner and eight-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark showcasing her 2021 Grammy-nominated “Your Life is a Record,” while rising star Texas country singer Charley Crockett debuts songs from his new “Music City USA.”

Two Texas originals share a highly-anticipated hour at 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7: Grammy-winning Fort Worth R&B artist and songwriter Leon Bridges makes his second ACL appearance with highlights from his latest, “Gold-Diggers Sound,” and Houston eclectic groove trio Khruangbin make their ACL debut with standouts from their global sensation “Mordechai.”

A season highpoint is the ACL return of legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne at 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 for the first time in nearly 20 years, as he showcases a chart-topping new collection of songs, “Downhill From Everywhere,” alongside career highlights from his five decade career.

Celebrated singer and multiple Grammy recipient Brittany Howard rounds out the first half of Season 47 at 11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, returning to the ACL stage for a long-awaited solo debut with songs from her 2021 Grammy-winning gem, “Jaime.”

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