Since 1978, Terry Lickona has been the producer/executive producer of Austin City Limits, and is currently co-producer of the Grammy Awards Show on CBS-TV. Celebrating its 40th anniversary on PBS, ACL is the longest-running popular music series on American television. In 2003 ACL was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest honor for artistic excellence. In 2012, ACL received a rare institutional Peabody Award for excellence and outstanding achievement. The program and its home studio have also been declared a historic landmark by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Terry has produced over 1,000 programs for public television, cable, domestic and foreign syndication, home video, and DVD, with artists ranging from Ray Charles and Johnny Cash to Juanes, Coldplay and Neil Young to Willie Nelson, Arcade Fire, Radiohead and Pearl Jam. In 2011 Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater opened its doors in downtown Austin as a world-class live performance venue combined with a state of the art studio soundstage.
Lickona served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences from 2005-2006, and is the President of LickonaVision, Inc., a full service television production company based in Austin.