Published on November 28th, 2017 | by Inspirations with Liz Black
Earnest Pugh Adds to Accolades for Award-Winning News Piece
Earnest Pugh’s spiritually creative contributions continue to bear fruit and multiply. Pugh, a featured performer for the award-winning Annual Black Music and The Civil Rights Movement Concert, assisted in creating the atmosphere which made an award-winning news story. The two time Emmy award nominated concert celebrated it’s 34th annual tribute to the civil rights work of the 1960 at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters(TBAAL) in Dallas, Texas. The concert which took place earlier this year, is a dramatization of the pivotal events, memories and life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The production included spell bounding music, dance, film footage, and narration. Pugh was in the company of other great performers such as B Slade, Bilal, and Malik Yoba and TBAAL’s 200-voice concert choir.
The program was founded and produced by Curtis King, a longtime cultural producer, theater director and leader. IT was conducted by John Mark Tatum, Pat Kesee and Clark Joseph and hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors. The CBS television affiliate, KTXA Channel 21 (CBS-11/TXA-21), created a news piece on the event and it has won station staffers a regional EMMY® Award in the category of Special Event Coverage (Other Than News Or Sports) during the 15th annual LoneStar EMMY® Awards Show which took place at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX on November 11th.
Pugh’s latest album, Survive (P Man Music/Blacksmoke/ Smith Music Group), recently debuted at No. 3 on Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Albums sales chart. His recent radio single, “Survive,” is trending at No. 20 on Billboard’s daily Gospel Airplay chart.