AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lyle Lovett has been inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
The Grammy-winning musician was honored Thursday night 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.