Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Texas (When I Die) – Live At Austin City Limit

“Texas (When I Die)“ is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce….as his version peaked at # 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977…..while the song was covered by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was initially as the B-side of another cover with Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away”….which was released in November 1978 as…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Hard Partying Country Darling

Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter….who is best known for writing and performing western music, country music and popular music…..as a multiple Grammy nominee, Murphey has six gold albums….which included Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by Marty Robbins in 1959…..whereas he has recorded the hit singles “Wildfire”, “Carolina in the Pines”, “What’s Forever…

Music – 1983 – Jerry Jeff Walker – London Homesick Blues – Played With Scrolling Of The ACL Credits

This post is dedicated to Cody M ….who is very appreciated fan of ImaSportsphile….who responds to dank near every Austin City Limits video we post….which amounts to hundreds of ACL videos….as Cody M always asks questions like “Do you have the entire ACL program in 1980 with Ray Charles?….or….“Do you have the opening with to ACL with Alvin Crow playing on…

Music – 1981 – Earl Thomas Conley – Somewhere Between Right And Wrong

Earl Thomas Conley (October 17, 1941 – April 10, 2019) was an American country music singer and songwriter….who between 1980 and 2003 recorded ten studio albums….with seven for RCA Records….as he charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart….of which eighteen reached # 1….and since all eighteen were during the decade of the 1980’s….as Conley had the most # 1…

Music – 1982 – Down Home Country Music With Charlie Pride – Featuring Terri Gibb + Steve Wariner

Terri Gibbs is an American country music artist who between 1980 and 2017 recorded eleven studio albums….including four for MCA Records and one for Warner Bros. Records….as she also charted 13 singles on the Billboard country singles charts during her career….including her debut single “Somebody’s Knockin’”….which reached # 8 on the country charts….# 13 on the pop charts….and # 3 on the Adult Contemporary charts….while she also entered…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Austin City Limit

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell….while being first recorded that year…..albeit has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia….who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road….when in 1979, the State of Georgia designated it the official state song. Willie Nelson recorded the song on his Stardust album…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Crazy – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Crazy“ is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson….which has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline, whose version was a # 2 country hit in 1962.  Partly due to the genre-blending nature of the song….it has been covered by dozens of artists in several genres over the years….nevertheless, the song remains inextricably linked with Cline….as…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Night Life – Performed Live On Stage At ACL

“Night Life“ is a song written by country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson….after being inspired to write the song during one of his trips from his home in Pasadena, Texas, to his work while singing at the Esquire Ballroom in Houston, Texas.  Due to financial issues, Nelson sold the song to guitar instructor Paul Buskirk for $150. The recording of the song was…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain – Live On ACL Stage

“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain“ is a song written by songwriter Fred Rose….while being originally performed by Roy Acuff….as the song has been covered by many artists including Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Russell, and Charley Pride….and most notably, the song was recorded by Willie Nelson as part of his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger….when both the song and album became iconic in country…