Johnny Cash At Austin City limits 1987
Johnny Cash appeared on the Austin City Limits Show in
1987 along with all three of the Carter Sisters, Helen, Anita and June
also Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter) also appeared on the show.
Also Tommy Cash the Brother of Johnny Cash appeared on the show.
Below I have listed the songs that Johnny Cash preformed on this show.
List Of Songs Preformed
- Ring Of Fire
- I Walk The Line
- The Wall
- The Long Black Vail
- Big River
- I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Song Again
- Heavy Metal Don't Mean Rock And Roll
- Let'm Roll
- Barbara Allen
- She's Not A Bad Woman (Tommy
- Silvered Haired Daddy Of Mine (
Duet Johnny Cash & Tommy Cash)
- Where Did We Go Right (Duet
With June Carter)
- The Big Light (Duet
With Carter Sisters) June, Helen Anita and Carlen Carter)
- Gospel Boogie (Duet
With Carter Sisters) June, Helen Anita and Carlen Carter)
In the beginning, 1974
Austin City Limits owes its origins to the lively, adventurous and
unconventional music scene that burgeoned in Austin in the early 1970s.
Many people involved in the Austin music and broadcasting scene
contributed their talents to the early years of Austin City Limits
including Director Bruce Scafe, Producer Paul Bosner and then Program
Director Bill Arhos. Arhos wrote the proposal to PBS to fund the series'
pilot episode. Here's a quick look at some of the musical highlights in
the series' history.
In 1974 Willie Nelson tapes the pilot
performance for Austin City Limits, the new public television program
spotlighting the growing music scene in Austin, Texas. Aiming to capture
on camera the energy of live music and the experience of the audience and
performer, the program was taped in the round. The audience filled the
television studio leased by public television station KLRN (now KLRU) at
the University of Texas at Austin. Studio 6A became the permanent home for
the music series; only two programs have been recorded outside of its
doors. Though he was relatively unknown compared to his current
international stature, Nelson's program set fund-raising records for PBS
stations across the South in 1975. As a result, PBS ordered 10 more
programs for 1976.
In January 1976, the innovative new music
program hits the airwaves bringing the original sounds of Asleep at the
Wheel, Townes Van Zandt, B.W. Stevenson, the Charlie Daniels Band, Marcia
Ball, Jerry Jeff Walker and more to homes across America.
The 1970s: Texas'
most popular export
Gary P. Nunn's "London Homesick Blues" is used to open the
second season in 1977. The popular theme song soon becomes synonymous with
Austin City Limits. Willie Nelson returns for a historic performance of
his Red Headed Stranger album, helping make Nelson one of the most popular
country music stars of the decade. From Jimmy Buffett to Guy Clark to
Larry Gatlin, the series delivers the brightest performers to the home
By the third season, Austin City Limits has
found its niche. Chet Atkins becomes the first of many major Nashville
artists to record a performance for the increasingly popular program.
Merle Haggard also takes the stage in 1978. The music continues in Season
Four with performances by Tom T. Hall, The Neville Brothers, Delbert
McClinton and Pure Prairie League, to name just a few.
The 1980s: Americans
Want their Country Blues Rock Folk Bluegrass Music
The 1980s bring a series of milestones for Austin City Limits. Season 5
includes the first Songwriters Special. These round-robin specials
featuring several songwriters and artists quickly become a trademark for
the program. The first special features Willie Nelson, Floyd Tillman and
Friends. The legendary Ray Charles provides another landmark performance
in 1980. He is the first major black or pop artist to appear on Austin
City Limits. Other notables appearing in Season Five include Roy Clark,
Joe Ely, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Robbins, Carl Perkins
and Mel Tillis.
George Jones, Ray Price, Charley Pride, Leo
Kottke and Alabama entertain a growing audience during Season 6. Airing in
1982, the Austin skyline backdrop is first used and becomes the permanent
look of Austin City Limits. First time Austin City Limits performances by
Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, John Anderson and George Strait highlight
this landmark season.
Although best known for showcasing great
country music, Austin City Limits brings a diverse array of talent and
musical styles to the screen. This is evidenced by the Season 9 line-up
which includes the legendary country-styled soul of Ray Charles, the
infamous rock 'n' roll of Jerry Lee Lewis, the smoky vocals of Bonnie
Raitt and the blues guitar mastery of Austin's own Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Austin City Limits kicks off its 10th
anniversary with a huge celebration in downtown Austin. Bob Wills'
Original Texas Playboys reign over a crowd of 5,000 and the performance is
broadcast as the premiere episode in 1985. It is the first Austin City
Limits ever taped outside the KLRU studio. The Oak Ridge Boys, Neil Young,
Waylon Jennings, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, The Judds
and Vince Gill also perform during Season 10.
George Jones pulls a "no-show" for a
Season 11 taping when his pilot cancels his flight in East Texas. The
national media picks up the story and headlines read: "No Show Jones
Season 11 also marks the first all-female
Songwriters Special featuring Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and Gail
Davies. The program becomes one of the most popular ever aired.
Season 12 brings Rock 'n Roll legend Fats
Domino to Austin City Limits, and Lyle Lovett (not including his stint as
a backup singer for Nanci Griffith in Season 10) makes the first of many
memorable appearances. Other "firsts" include Randy Travis,
Kathy Mattea, and Johnny Cash with June Carter and the Carter Family.
Rising stars and old favorites steal the show
in 1988's Season 13. Reba McEntire and Jerry Jeff Walker perform to an
established following, and k.d. lang's outstanding vocals earn her a
following all her own. "Old pros" return to light up 1989.
George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and Austin's own
award-winning songwriter Nanci Griffith are part of the all-star cast.
Leonard Cohen tapes his first appearance and
the one-hour program becomes the most frequently requested Austin City
Limits ever. John Hiatt makes his first appearance, and critically
acclaimed masters of Latino rock, Los Lobos, add more spice to the
already-hot Season 14.
The 1990s: Roots
Music in the '90s
Season 15 brings a breathtaking series of exciting firsts and one
unfortunate last. Superstars in the making, Mary Chapin Carpenter and
Garth Brooks record their premiere. Folk-rock musician (and Texan)
Michelle Shocked and San Antonio native Tish Hinojosa entertain with their
own unique styles. Blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan tapes his stellar final
Alan Jackson hits the stage and Season 16 is
off and running. Little Feat rocks the house and Kelly Willis showcases
her powerful, soaring vocals. Merle Haggard returns to Austin City Limits
for a sixth time. Named for a song by Townes Van Zandt, the Canadian
country-styled Cowboy Junkies weave a musical tapestry of pop, country and
blues. Season 17 begins with an extremely popular all-female Songwriters
Special featuring Indigo Girls, Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter and
Julie Gold. Vince Gill plays a second time (as a solo artist), and Travis
Tritt, Hal Ketchum and Trisha Yearwood make show-stopping first time
Season 18 offers a diverse array of talent and
styles. From the western swing of Asleep at the Wheel to a "three-peat"by
Lyle Lovett and the New Orleans jazz and "voodoo" mastery of Dr.
John, 1993 offers something for everyone. An uplifting performance by
storyteller Garrison Keillor and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet is recognized
for excellence in the annual New York Festivals Competition. Suzy Bogguss
makes her debut performance, while Chet Atkins and Johnny Gimble once
again prove what it means to be country music legends.
The star-studded 19th Season brings back
headliners Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Rodney Crowell for a stand-out
Songwriters Special and individual performances by step-sisters Rosanne
Cash and Carlene Carter. Pianist and singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby, folk
singer Joan Baez and folk-rock artist Suzanne Vega are perfect testaments
to the wide spectrum of music on Austin City Limits.
The landmark 20th season was one of the most
spectacular ever. Country superstars Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and Tammy
Wynette join the Neville Brothers, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent for a
stellar Austin City Limits season. Highlights include the Tejano Music
Special featuring Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, La Diferenzia, Rick Orozco
and Joel Nava. A Bluegrass Special showcases the talents of Ricky Skaggs,
Ralph Stanley and Larry Sparks. Mark Chesnutt, David Ball, Robert Earl
Keen, the Mavericks and more deliver unforgettable performances.
During Season 21, Austin City Limits continued
to showcase the diversity and talent of today's up-and-coming and
established musicians. From the season premiere featuring Grammy
award-winning Alison Krauss and country legend Merle Haggard to
groundbreaking one-hour specials starring B.B. King, the Allman Brothers
Band and Asleep at the Wheel, Season 21 delivered spectacular performances
by a range of talents.
Also in Season 21, a special Sagebrush
Symphony performance with Michael Martin Murphey, taped in Oklahoma City,
made musical history as the only Austin City Limits taped outside the Lone
Star State. Other stellar performances included Pam Tillis, John Prine,
Todd Snider, Texans Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Ely, and Lisa Loeb, A.J. Croce,
Jimmy LaFave, Los Lobos, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Clarence "Gatemouth"
Brown and Keb' Mo'. Season 21 also includes classic performances by the
legendary Roy Orbison, Roger Miller and Marty Robbins.
In 1997 Austin City Limits declared itself
"this country's music" to illustrate the wide-ranging impact of
two indigenous American musical genres, blues and country. Artists
featured in 1997 embody the spirit of blues and country, from the soulful
country pop of Wynonna, formerly of The Judds, to the blues and country
influenced songwriting of rocker Sheryl Crow. Other performances in Season
22 included a Songwriters Special featuring Willie, Waylon, Kris
Kristofferson, Billy Joe Shaver and Kimmie Rhodes. Debuts included Texas
songwriter Jack Ingram, Wade Hayes, blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd,
Grammy nominees Gillian Welch and BR5-49, Austin's own rhythm 'n' blues
diva Miss Lavelle White, and the critically acclaimed alt-country band,
Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Johnson,
multi-platinum country artist Travis Tritt, songwriter Robert Earl Keen
and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band returned to the stage for new
performances, as did bluesman Delbert McClinton. An Austin City Limits
classic featuring Bill Monroe honored the late bluegrass pioneer and
offered TV audiences a rare look at his unparalleled artistry.
Austin City Limits Season 23 premiered with an
encore performance by Junior Brown, who's self-styled guit-steel guitar
makes him one of contemporary music's few innovators. A sharp songwriter
with a biting sense of humor, Robbie Fulks makes his debut. Boogie-woogie
piano queen Marcia Ball, blues singer Tracy Nelson and soul legend Irma
Thomas share the stage for an hour-long special, and Grammy Award-winning
jazz and vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer perform with bluegrass
virtuoso Ricky Skaggs and Asleep at the Wheel. Loretta Lynn returns, as
does Nanci Griffith with Buddy Holly's Crickets.
That season also showcased a range of
songwriting talents including Kim Richey, the Indigo Girls, Hal Ketchum,
and Terry Allen. Stars Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, Lyle
Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Rodney Crowell and others celebrate the songs of
late songwriter Townes Van Zandt in a moving tribute. Other performances
included country star Trace Adkins, Austin's favorite Euro-pop lounge act
8 1/2 Souvenirs, and bluesman Boz Scaggs. (Rights available through 2000,
please check national schedule.)
Since its pilot Austin City Limits has wowed
audience with its honest look at American music. The show celebrates its
25 years of American music this year with a provacative line-up including
the underground band Phish. Stay tuned for more because the show just
keeps doing what it captured so well 25 years ago.