News Source: SESAC
SESAC celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed country and Americana songs at the company’s annual Nashville Music Awards, Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Justin Ebach was named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year for the second time, taking home his first award in 2017. Ebach’s chart-topping hits from the past year include “Good Girl,” recorded by Dustin Lynch and “Here Tonight,” recorded by Brett Young. The longest running No. 1 Country Airplay song of 2019, “Beautiful Crazy,” co-written by Wyatt Durrette III, published by Rosest Music, and recorded by Luke Combs was named SESAC Song of the Year. Warner Chappell Music took home the Publisher of the Year accolade during the event, after previously winning the award in 2017.
(L-R) SESAC Sr. Director Creative Services Lydia Schultz, Rosanne Cash, Words & Music Songs is Big Deal's Pete Robinson and SESAC Sr. Director Creative Services ET Brown take photos onstage during the 2019 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 10, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for SESAC)
Dustin Lynch was on hand to present Ebach with his award for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year awards were presented by SESAC executives Shannan Hatch and Sam Kling. Eric Church surprised his co-writer, Ray Wylie Hubbard, as he presented him with the award for his song “Desperate Man.”
The awards ceremony kicked off with a lot of energy as Blanco Brown performed his debut smash “The Git Up.” Jimmie Allen provided a moving rendition of his record-breaking debut single “Best Shot” on piano, alongside co-writer and fellow award winner Josh London. Ray Wylie Hubbard took the stage last to perform Eric Church’s “Desperate Man,” which he co-wrote with Church.
The festive event, hosted by Shannan Hatch, SESAC’s Vice President of Creative Services, honored top songwriters and publishers behind the year’s biggest hits in the genres of country and Americana. More than 500 songwriters, publishers, and industry professionals attended the awards celebration, sponsored in part by Sound Royalties, SunTrust, Sweetwater, Bose and Jostens.
Black Music Honors is an annual 2-hour television special established to honor legendary artists who have influenced and made significant contribution to African American music.
2019 Black Music Honors pays tribute to Xscape, Tamia, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development, and a special tribute to Bill Withers.
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Black Music Honors is a televised event that pays tribute to legendary artists that have made significant contributions to African American music.
During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln Carr, Kelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson. We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.
Jermaine Sain, shares his childhood memory of calling the radio station and requesting "My Liberty", recorded in 1982, by Southeast Inspirational Choir with Yolanda Adams on lead vocals.
Wasn't that a powerful message? We absolutely love her.........and if that wasn't enough!!!!!
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Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Tamia, Arrested Development, and Yolanda Adams Honored at 2019 Black Music Honors
Central City Productions is pleased to return with the 4th Annual Black Music Honors acknowledging legendary artists who have made a significant contribution to African American music, such as Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development & Tamia.
Hosted by funnyman, Rickey Smiley and leading lady, LeToya Luckett, the Black Music Honors is set to air in broadcast syndication September 14 - October 20, 2019 and on Bounce TV October 20, 2019 at 12PM EST.
The two-hour event will acknowledge these legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Performing live will be Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Tevin Campbell, Kelly Price, Naughty By Nature, Le'Andria Johnson, Tony Terry, Travis Greene, 702, Jade Novah, Dee-1, June's Diary, Mali Music, Mumu Fresh, Major, Keke Wyatt, Jessie Woo, Leon Timbo, Avery Wilson & more!
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ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE'S 8TH ANNUAL PURE HEAT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL SET TO HONOR R&B SINGER TWEET AND ACTRESS & HUMANITARIAN ANGELICA ROSS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT ATLANTA’S PIEDMONT PARK
(ATLANTA, GA) – August 23, 2019 - On Sunday, September 1st, Atlanta's Piedmont Park will welcome the 8th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The free cultural event is equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways - all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. In partnership with The Vision Community Foundation, a portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities are used to benefit homeless LGBT youth and those impacted from HIV/AIDS. This year’s festival will honor trailblazing triple-threat entertainer Angelica Ross (“POSE” on FX) and Award-Winning songstress Tweet. Hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess, Avian Watson, Melissa “DJ M” Scott and Julius "JuJu" James, the Pure Heat Community Festival is a front seat into a spectacular gathering of minority LGBTQ people and their allies in the heart of Atlanta.
MULTIPLE STELLAR AWARD NOMINEE JUDAH BAND RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “I BELIEVE”
AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR DIGITAL RETAILERS NOW!
Entertainment One and Light Records’multiple Stellar Award nominated group Judah Band returns with a new single, “I Believe” available at all major digital retailers now.
Judah Band made waves at Gospel radio and on the Gospel music scene in 2018 with its debut single, “For My Good,” and is widely known now as “one to watch.” The energetic, spirit-filled and fashion forward group follows up with “I Believe.”
JJ & TRINA HAIRSTON'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
JJ and Trina Hairston’s debut book A Miracle Marriage was written to provide real answers to hard questions. A Miracle Marriage is an answer to prayer. Each chapter provides tips, tools, and truth from two individuals whose marriage needed a true miracle. If you are dating, courting, or married, this book will prove to you, once and for all, that miracles are still happening in marriages. In Volume 1 of A Miracle Marriage, JJ and Trina explore the importance of forgiveness, trust, and restoration. While many people see the successful career of Youthful Praise from afar, this book provides a transparent, up-close and personal look at the cost, the care, and the calling of marriage.
XSCAPE, FREDDIE JACKSON, YOLANDA ADAMS AND ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT TO RECEIVE BLACK MUSIC HONORS RECOGNITION
Known as the “Queen of Chicago,” and one of the most underrated singers of the new millennium – Johnson returns to music with the release of her 10th album, “WOMAN” in Fall 2019. Syleena empowers and calls all women to stand up for themselves and to be bold, brave and fearless, declaring 2019 as the “Year of the Woman.” Her current viral single, “Woman” can be viewed here.
Johnson states, “I am so excited that the ‘Woman’ album has found a new home with Entertainment One. Thank you to Gina Miller for believing in me and Entertainment One for helping me bring this project to life. Galatians 6:9 says, ‘Do not grow weary in well doing, for in due season you shall reap what you sow, if you faint not.’ I thank God for this season. The season of the Woman."
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