Author Archive: Robert K Oermann

Robert K. Oermann is a longtime contributor to MusicRow. He is a respected music critic, author and historian.

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LifeNotes: Country Songwriter Richard Fagan Passes

Hit Nashville songwriter Richard Fagan has succumbed to liver cancer. He died Friday (Aug. 5) with […]

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DISClaimer: Reckless Kelly Bashes And Blazes

Here we are in the blazing heat of a Southern summer, but the sounds from the country world […]

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DISClaimer: Miranda Lambert Lights Up Radio With “Vice”

Some days, the decisions are as clear as a bright blue sky. There is no question, for instance, […]

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DISClaimer: Newcomers Take The Lead With Fresh Releases

Sometimes, it’s the smaller stars that shine the brightest. We have no shortage of shiny […]

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Nashville Stars Entertain At The Republican National Convention

A number of Nashville music stars are performing at this week’s Republican National Convention […]

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Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bonnie Brown Dies At 77

Funeral services were held for Country Music Hall of Fame member Bonnie Brown on Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at the […]

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Nashville’s Moon Taxi Pulls Out Of Voter Registration Show In Ohio

Nashville rock band Moon Taxi has dropped out of a voter registration concert in Cleveland […]

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DISClaimer: Music Veterans, Female Leaders, And A New Label In Town

Today’s stroll through the fields of bluegrass has several scenic views. First, female personalities […]

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DISClaimer: Mickey Guyton, Drake Hayes Band Bring Energy, Attitude

Today, we have a gathering of old friends and promising newcomers. In the former category […]

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DISClaimer: Summer In The Country

Summer is in full swing, and so are Nashville’s country sounds. Tim McGraw and Dylan Scott […]

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LifeNotes: Famed Rock ‘N’ Roll Guitarist Scotty Moore Passes

Scotty Moore, regarded as the founding guitarist of rock ‘n roll, died on Tuesday at age 84. A member of the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of […]

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