Rolling Stone calls Delbert “The Godfather of Americana Music.” No Depression calls him a “musician’s musician.” The Austin Chronicle calls him "Texas' greatest living embodiment of amorphous eclecticism,” and Billboard calls him “one of America’s richest artistic treasures.”
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love Delbert McClinton and those who haven’t heard him yet. Delbert is always working on that second group.
Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.”
2018 is a milestone year for Delbert. His biography, Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few, written by Diana Finlay Hendricks, was released by Texas A&M University Press. He has been nominated for Texas State Musician, a highly-acclaimed state appointment akin to poet laureate.
Delbert will be receiving the international Nobelity Project’s 2019 Feed the Peace Award, and will be honored with a star in the Paramount Theatre’s Walk of Stars on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. He will kick off the year celebrating his 25th anniversary Sandy Beaches Cruise, the longest running and most successful of the music cruises in existence, and before the year ends, he plans to release his 20th studio album in 2019, celebrating his 62nd year on stage. This perennial road warrior shows no signs of slowing down, as he has played more than 75 shows in 2018, and dates are already filling the 2019 tour calendar.
For more information, visit Delbert’s complete bio here.