Peter One brought a global understanding of country music to his Nashville second act

Home is a theme that comes up a lot in folk and country music, but not usually in the clear-eyed, complex way that Peter One invokes it during “Birds Go Die Out of Sight (Don’t Go Home).” “Don’t go home,” he implores, sounding reedy and slightly plaintive over a lazily swinging shuffle. “There’s nothing for […]

Peter One Comes Home: Watch Him Live at WNXP

Peter One‘s musical journey is unlike any other. The singer, songwriter left his home in Cote d’Ivoire amid political unrest and civil war in the 2000s and moved to Nashville after a successful career as a recording artist in Africa. It’s now been 30 years since he last released music, but his latest album Come […]

WNXP DJ’s Favorite Nashville Albums of 2023

Nashville is Music City and every year some of the world’s best albums are made by the artists who live right here. Our WNXP DJs have put in the work listening to and championing so many great Nashville releases this year, it hurts to pick just one each. But here are some of our favorites. […]

Aw, tweet tweet: Songs about birds

In honor of the legions of little purple Martins nested and taking flight in downtown Nashville this time of year (on their annual pilgrimage south), we did two weeks of Thematic Static filled with songs about birds. End of August shows can be streamed here (👇), and the listener who requested the song is named, […]

Dan Digs on WNXP – June 30, 2024

Episode 10! Every Sunday 5p-7p CT I spin a curated blend of electronic soul, leftfield indie, experimental beats, uptempo house grooves, and global sounds live from the studio. Tune in each week for a special hand-picked mix of brand new music, classic deep cuts, guest DJ sets live in studio, and in-depth interviews with the […]

Legendary hip-hop group Cypress Hill performs with the Nashville Symphony

On an episode of the historic animated series “The Simpsons” that aired in May 1996, Homer Simpson attends the music festival Hullabalooza, a play on Lollapalooza, which had started a few years prior. During the episode, an uncool Homer takes his kids Bart and Lisa to the music festival and discovers his new skill of […]