Nashville, Tenn. (August 16, 2018) – Central City Productions will pay tribute to Bobby Brown, Dallas Austin, Faith Evans, Whodini and Bebe and Cece Winans, during the Black Music Honors, a live taping television special that will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN.
Aretha Louise Franklin, an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister. In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think”. By the end of the 1960s she had gained the title “The Queen of Soul”.