Bebe And Cece Winans To Receive Black Music Honors
Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions (CCP) has announced the 2018 Black Music Honors – the annual two-hour television special that honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. The television special is set to take place on Thursday, August 16th in Nashville, TN.
This year’s honorees for the 2018 Black Music Honors include Bebe and Cece Winans, who will be co-honorees of the Gospel Music Icon Award. Also to be honored, Bobby Brown, who will receive the R&B Soul Music Icon Award for his 40 years in entertainment, and chart-topping music producer and label executive Dallas Austin, who will be presented with the Music Innovator Icon Award. Faith Evans, who is set to receive the Urban Music Icon Award.
“The vision of the Black Music Honors is to recognize the trailblazers in African American music who have paved the way for the artists of today. Many of these artists have never received their much-deserved recognition,” said Don Jackson, founder, and CEO of Central City Productions. Ticket proceeds will benefit the 2019 opening of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville. NMAAM’s mission is to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack.
Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett return as co-hosts of the show, which is set to air on broadcast syndication on Sept. 8-30, 2018.