MLK Day 2022: WNXP uplifts and honors Black artists and community members

We are honored to uplift Black voices year-round and in celebration of the legacy of MLK, today we’re rebroadcasting conversations with and stories about Black artists you may have missed the first time. Listen through 8 p.m. CT on Monday, January 17, and find all sorts of interviews, features and news stories here on

Nashville Artists


Isaia Huron

Daisha McBride

Bren Joy 

Adia Victoria 

AB Eastwood 

Mike Floss

Houston Kendrick 

Joy Oladokun 

Bryant Taylorr


Brian Brown

Brittany Howard

Devon Gilfillian

Reaux Marquez

Allison Russell

Namir Blade

Girls Write Nashville teens’ “Sing Through Quarantine”

Kiya Lacey

Yours Truly, Jai

More Artist Spotlights

Helado Negro

Indigo De Souza

Arlo Parks

Curtis Harding


Southern Avenue

Blvck Hippie

Lava La Rue

Dawn Richard

Tash Neal

Durand Jones & The Indications

Cautious Clay

Genesis Owusu

Dominic Fils-Aime

Community Features

Taking Stock of 2021 with Andrea Williams

Rashad thaPoet and S-wrap team up and speak up on behalf of spoken word

Black and queer artists and advocates are building their own grassroots networks in roots music

From Lower Broadway To Music Row, Mimi And Muziqueen Are Helping To Establish Hip-Hop And R&B In ‘Music City

Author Daphne Brooks and her “Liner Notes for the Revolution”

Author Regina Bradley on “Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South”

Roots Roomies Allison Russell and Yola Worked to Get Somewhere In a Year of Staying Put

Author Maureen Mahon on the Overlooked Impact of African American Women in Rock and Roll

The BlackSon and BlackCity are generating “Free Power”

The Songwriting Success of Singing Rapper Tim Gent and Rapping Singer Bryant Taylorr


Black musicians question the Opry’s dedication to anti-racism after Morgan Wallen’s performance

“This band puts the B in HBCU”: TSU’s marching band takes national stage in Rose Parade

Nashville’s new Black symphony is powered by a love of classical music and hopes to make it more representative

Fisk is in jubilee as it honors the legacy of its pioneering ensemble