Ray Wylie Hubbard Plays ‘Austin City Limits’ – Finally
Ray Wylie Hubbard will finally be appearing on 'Austin City Limits', the longest-running music show on television and their spotlight on his segment is 45 years overdue!
Hubbard, now 73 years young will officially appear on the Austin City Limits stage for a taping on Wednesday, October 21st. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be a live audience as with other performers this season but I understand that's ok with Ray Wylie.
Hubbard said...“I actually haven’t heard the hoofbeats of the four horseman of the apocalypse approaching so before they saddle up, I’d like to thank each of you who wrote ‘Austin City Limits’ on my behalf. Just when I was approaching the time to be put out to pasture, this happens and I decide to hitch my self back up to the parade wagon for a promenade under the television lights of a show I have watched for around 45 years but never appeared on it. So thanks to the powers that be at ACL for asking me to do my gnarly old songs.”
Over the years, the ACL stage has become one of the most prestigious in all of music. It’s also given credit for launching many careers, including guys like Stevie Ray Vaughan.
It's interesting to note that Hubbard also finally made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage in July of 2019.
These appearances are coming at a time when Ray Wylie Hubbard is enjoying a resurgence in his career. After signing with the major label "Big Machine Records", he released a new album called "Co-Starring" that features numerous recordings with other artist including: Ringo Star, Joe Walsh, Pam Tillis, Ashley McBryde, Ronnie Dunn, and many more.
Ray Wylie Hubbard was once dubbed “The Forgotten Outlaw” for the way the music scene seemed to pass him by over the years. As he turns 74 next month, Hubbard is finally receiving more and more recognition which he has certainly earned.
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