Obnoxious Red Carpet! Your boy Sir William was there for all of the action last week and was able to cover the event and hang out back stage. Believe it or not the same company that host the Stellar Awards also host the Black Music Honors. The night was incredible to hang out with old friends and make new ones. Freddie Jackson is always cracking a good joke to catching up with Yolanda, who was rushing home to get her daughter off for her second year in college. Amazing to see Leon Timbo career take off when he moved to Atlanta and actually stayed with me for two weeks in the early years. My buddy Tony Terry still has it and is doing well with his radio show. So much to talk about and in one short night, But is was great to see everyone and reconnect.
Chicago based television production company Central City Productions held the 2019 Black Music Honors television taping last night at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. During this star-studded two-hour television special, Central City Productions honored Xscape who received the Urban Music Icon Award for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry; Yolanda Adams who received the Gospel Music Icon Award; Culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, Tamia, and chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, also received awards. Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and GRAMMY® Award-Winner and actress LeToya Luckett returned as the show’s co-hosts.
2019’s show featured tribute performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona, 702, MAJOR. and more. The show will air Sunday, October 20th at noon EST on Bounce TV, and in national broadcast syndication, September 14 – October 20. The broadcast schedule is available at www.blackmusichonors.com.
The 2019 Black Music Honors show is sponsored by State Farm and AT&T, executive produced by Don Jackson with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as producer, and Michael A. Johnson as producer and director. For more information on the Black Music Honors, please visit www.blackmusichonors.com and connect on social media @blackmusichonors and #blackmusichonors.