Want to hear the sounds of Nashville no matter where you are? Check out these online, satellite, and over-the-airways audio outlets.
Since 1925, WSM-AM has been broadcast the Grand Ole Opry live from Music City over Clear Channel 650. These days you can listen to the live broadcast or listen to one of the archived shows, both available through this website.
Hear the latest streams from emerging (and sometimes successful) songwriters from their base just south of Broadway. You never know what you might discover.
Broadcasting from Acme Feed and Seed (now transformed into a restaurant/bar on the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue, S.), this audio outlet breaks new artists with original material and pays tribute to songs of the past. Personally I love that they honor the building’s history where you could have your dog flea-dipped or buy a crate of baby chicks–while changing with the times. You’ll also find some video clips at the website.
Like Americana? Tune for this live radio broadcast from 3rd and Lindsley, one of Nashville’s premier music venues. Each two-hour show brings together four Americana artists in a freewheeling showcase with a live audience. Think NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” with a whole herd of appreciative fans.
Got SiriusXM Radio? You’re good to go for this live show coming to you from Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on Lower Broadway (not Music Row). Folks line up hours before the 3pm sign-on never knowing what recording artists might drop by.
Radio and TV veteran Storme Warren sits down for freewheeling conversations with country hitmakers in this Nashville-based podcast. Past interviewees have included Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne, Lady A, Darius Rucker, and Carrie Underwood.
Head to this Spotify podcast as Chris Blair interviews songwriters–both seasoned pros and emerging hitmakers–talking about songs they’ve written. In case you’re wondering, not all are working with country artists. Previous guests have included Kristian Bush, Victoria Shaw, Kent Blazy, and W.T. Harding.
For Music City-inspired documentaries and other video programming, check out these offerings.