DALLAS — The Longhorn Ballroom is coming back, and now we know the first few acts who will play the legendary Dallas venue, including Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris.
Asleep at the Wheel will open the Longhorn's return on March 30.
The Ray Benson-led country band, which is based in Austin, will be joined by Brennen Leigh and Joshua Hedley.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the shows start at 8 p.m.
The next night, March 31, Tennessee-based folk string band Old Crow Medicine Show will be joined by Dallas' own Joshua Ray Walker. The March 31 shows also start at 8 p.m.
Morgan Wade, Lucero and Kaitlin Butts will play the venue on Saturday, April 1, starting at 7:15 p.m.
And perhaps the biggest name scheduled to play the venue, so far, will happen Saturday, April 22, when Harris comes to town.
The country and Americana legend is a 14-time Grammy winner, including a lifetime achievement award in 2018 and best Americana album for "Old Yellow Moon" with Rodney Crowell in 2014.
Harris also has Grammy wins for best female country vocal performance, best folk album and best country duo or group performance.
The shows this spring will mark a post-pandemic return for the Longhorn Ballroom, which was a legend of the Dallas music scene in the 1970s and 80s.
The legendary musical rolodex over the years includes: The Sex Pistols, Merle Haggard, Tex Ritter, Nat King Cole, Patsy Cline, T- Bone Walker, Ernest Tubb, Ray Charles, Asleep at the Wheel, Little Richard, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Ramones, James Brown, Patti Smith, Johnnie Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Al Green, George Strait, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Selena, etc.