CENTRIC Brings Back Love, Peace and Soul in a Two-Hour Soul Train
Music Special Celebrating Music Legends
CENTRIC announces the return of the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, the classic music awards show that highlights R&B music’s finest and bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Academy Award-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will return to co-host the music special, which will tape at the Cobb Energy Center in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia on Wednesday, November 10 and will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET in a special simulcast at 9:00 PM* ET on Sunday, November 28.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS special will honor the longstand ing careers and musical influences of legendary artists Anita Baker and Ron Isley. The special will also celebrate soul music’s legacy and the hottest stars who have helped pave the way for today’s crop of performers. The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS are guaranteed to take viewers on a soul-stirring ride marrying the sultry sounds of yesterday with the talent of today, as well as feature thrilling performances from the biggest names in music.
“We are excited to welcome the return of the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS to CENTRIC,” stated Paxton Baker, CENTRIC’s General Manager and Executive Vice President. “Last year’s show was a stellar success and we’re charged to be better this year. The Soul Train brand is part of the very fabric of American Culture, and has played a vital role in shaping the cultural framework and musical tastes of CENTRIC’s 25- to 54- year old audience. It is our goal for this show to become a staple among television viewers.”
“As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Soul Train, we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with CENTRIC again to present the iconic Soul Train Awards,” said Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings. “The team at Centric clearly respects the legacy of the brand and we are eager to return this year with an even stronger show. This year’s Soul Train Awards will embody the same energy, passion, and excitement that became the hallmark of the brand throughout its rich history.”
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