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: Singer, Label Founder Curtis Potter Dies

Curtis Potter, noted in Texas country music circles as a “singer’s singer,” has died at age 75. […]

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DISClaimer: Taylor Swift, Anderson East Offer Superb New Singles

We’ll be up to our necks in country music in the weeks to come, what with CRS and all, so […]

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DISClaimer: Tim McGraw, The Cactus Blossoms, Loretta Lynn And More Fine Music

It’s not that I’m getting soft in the head; it’s just that everyone made interesting music this week. […]

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LifeNotes: Noted Guitarist Pete Huttlinger Passes

Nashville acoustic-guitar great Pete Huttlinger has died at age 54. He recorded more than 15 albums […]

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DISClaimer: Chris Young, Cassadee Pope Shine On New Collaboration

It’s a day for vocal collaborations. Our two top discs today are both harmony-vocal workouts. […]

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Memorial Service Scheduled For Songwriter Don Pfrimmer

Award-winning songwriter Don Pfrimmer died last night, Dec. 7, after a battle with leukemia. He was 78. […]

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LifeNotes: Gospel Great, Former BMI Exec Joe Moscheo Dies

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Joe Moscheo was known to thousands of music industry folks […]

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LifeNotes: Trucker Song Specialist Red Simpson Passes

Bakersfield Sound pioneer Red Simpson passed away on Jan. 8 following a heart attack.

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LifeNotes: Hit Writer And Singer Troy Shondell Passes

Pop-country performer and former Music Row song publisher Troy Shondell has died […]

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DISClaimer: Jennifer Nettles, Eric Chesser Shine

The fallout from Dolly’s triumphant Coat of Many Colors holiday TV movie continues into this […]

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LifeNotes: Marion James, Nashville’s Queen Of The Blues, Passes Away

Music City has lost one of its R&B mainstays with the death of singer, songwriter and […]

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