Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions (CCP) has announced the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors will return on Thursday, Aug. 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
The annual two-hour television special honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. This year, honorees will include Bobby Brown, who will receive the R&B Soul Music Icon Award for his 40 years in entertainment and 32 years as a solo artist; multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Faith Evans, who is set to receive the Urban Music Icon Award; Bebe and Cece Winans, who will be co-honorees of the Gospel Music Icon Award; and chart-topping music producer and label executive Dallas Austin, who will be presented with the Music Innovator 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.
Radio personality Rickey Smiley and R&B vet LeToya Luckett will return this year as the hosts of the ceremony, which is set to air on broadcast syndication on Sept. 8-30, 2018.