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 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Holding Back The Time – Performed Live At ACL

Ed Bruce is an American country music songwriter, singer and actor….who is best known for writing the 1975 song “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”….and recording the 1982 country # 1 hit “You’re the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had”. He also co-starred in the television series Bret Maverick with James Garner during the 1981-82 season.…

Music – 1983 – Blues Pianist Robert Shaw – Piggly Wiggly + Do The Mess Around + Playing In The Grass

Robert Shaw (August 9, 1908 – May 18, 1985) was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his 1963 album, The Ma Grinder…..as Shaw was born in Stafford, Texas….while being  the son of farm owners Jesse and Hettie Shaw….whereas the family also owned a Steinway grand piano… on which his sisters had lessons in playing….but Shaw’s father was against allowing his son to learn the instrument. Shaw…

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 – REO Speedwagon – Everybody Sees It Differently

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois….which was formed in 1967….as the band cultivated a following during the 1970’s….while achieving significant commercial success throughout the 1980’s….when their album Hi Infidelity in 1980 contained four US Top 40 hits….and is the group’s best-selling album….with over 10 million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than…

Music – 1982 – Some Of Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – On Austin City Limits

In 1982, Austin City Limits aired a program called The Best Of Austin City Limits….which features the country fiddler’s national anthem of The Orange Blossom Special…..which featured an array of some of country’s hottest band playing the iconic fiddler’s song….as the bands include The Charlie Daniels Band  with Charlie on fiddle….The Mel Tillis Band features his three fiddlers….The Earl…

Music – 1982 – The Commodores – We Gonna Tear This Mother Down – Performed Live In Concert

The Commodores original band was managed by Benny Ashburn….who brought them to his family’s vacation lodge on Martha’s Vineyard in 1971 and 1972…..where Ashburn test marketed the group by having them play in parking lots and summer festivals….plus, The Commodores made a brief appearance in the 1978 film Thank God It’s Friday….and they performed the song “Too…

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…