2019 American Music Awards

Lyle Lovett Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame

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Lyle Lovett performs in concert during the Austin City Limits 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at ACL Live on Oct. 24, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

Lyle Lovett has been inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.

The Grammy-winning musician was honored Thursday night (Oct. 24) at a ceremony in the Texas capital.

Actor Sean Penn made a surprise appearance, calling Lovett “a humble maestro” and “a singular American troubadour” during his induction speech.

The event featured several performances and also honored Blues legend Buddy Guy and singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin.

Lovett was born in Klein, near Houston, and graduated from Texas A&M University before turning to music.

Highlights of the ceremony will air on PBS during a special New Year’s broadcast.


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