American recording Gospel artist Evvie McKinney will join a star-studded lineup of musical greats for the 2020 Black Music Honors celebration.
The special will air this Saturday, November 21st at 12pm ET on Bounce TV and feature performances from Evvie, Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn, Tweet, Marvin Sapp and more.
Television and radio personality Rickey Smiley is set to return as the host of the two hour special, which will air in syndication throughout December 13th.
This year’s honorees include Grammy® Award-nominated R&B legends Rhona Bennett, Terry Ellis, and Cindy Herron of En Vogue, who will receive the Urban Music Icon Award. Grammy® Award-winner, actress and Broadway star Deborah Cox will receive the Entertainer Icon Award.
Multiple Stellar Awards and Grammy® Award-winner and producer Fred Hammond will receive the Gospel Music Icon Award. The National Museum of African American Music will be honored with the Legacy Award.
Evvie’s performance at the Black Music Honors celebration ushers in the holiday season as she continues to inspire and uplift through her soulful tunes.
To kick off the season of giving, the Memphis native launched a social media contest to bless two of her fans and followers. Posting a video that asked them to describe their best #AintThatJustLikeGod moment (a nod to her single), followers then shared heartfelt moments of how they’ve overcome personal struggles this year.
Evvie blessed two winners with $200 gift cards each to help them out during the holidays. As her hit single of the same name suggests, the campaign was meant to inspire people to keep going and count their blessings even when the road gets tough.
Evvie McKinney rose to prominence as the winner of the inaugural season of the TV singing competition The Four: Battle for Stardom on FOX.
The soulful singer wowed judges Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor with her powerful voice and fearless stage presentation, packing a punch as she effortlessly covered iconic soul songs, like Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You” and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”
McKinney is managed by Mitchell Solarek at Maximum Artist Group. The full-service entertainment firm boasts over two decades of success with notable clients including 8-time GRAMMY® nominee Natalie Grant, Emmy®-nominated creative director and television personality Laurieann Gibson, and 6-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells.