New ‘Austin City Limits’ Collection Features Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ Through the Years [Exclusive Premiere]
Austin City Limits has just released a decades-spanning new DVD collection featuring some of the most iconic performances from the show, and one of the coolest scenes is premiering Saturday (March 13) via Taste of Country. The spotlight falls on country icon Kris Kristofferson and his all-time classic song "Me and Bobby McGee" in this exclusive clip, which also features Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow.
The new 10-DVD set is titled Austin City Limits Country, and it culls some of the standout performances from across all of the decades of the long-running program.
The exclusive clip below features Kristofferson performing "Me and Bobby McGee" solo during his ACL debut in 1981. That's intercut with footage from a joint performance of the song with Crow from 2014, as well as Nelson giving his own take on the classic tune from 2016.
Austin City Limits Country highlights performances from 1974 to 2018 in chronological order over the course of 10 DVDs. The collection features 164 performances selected from across five decades of the show, spotlighting legends including Waylon Jennings, Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, George Jones, George Strait, Charley Pride, Glen Campbell and more, as well as modern-era artists that include Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton.
The collection in partnership with Time-Life also features a number of DVD extras, including the original pilot episode from 1974, which marked Willie Nelson's debut on Austin City Limits.
Austin City Limits Country is not available at retail, but fans can find it online. Each order includes a bonus DVD, a collector's book and free shipping.
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