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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DISClaimer: George Strait Delivers With “Cold Beer Conversation”

It must be that time of the year. The fourth-quarter releases are dropping regularly, and […]

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LifeNotes: Country, Pop Hitmaker Billy Joe Royal Passes

Country and pop song stylist Billy Joe Royal has died at age 73. The Georgia native […]

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DISClaimer: Brantley Gilbert’s Latest Hit ‘Potent and Believable’

Most of these folks are rocking their way into the fall season. Aaron Watson, Lauren Alaina, […]

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DISClaimer: Praise For Craig Morgan, Mo Pitney, Home Free

Leaves are falling and the fall releases are beginning to drop, too. One thing we do not have this week is a first-timer […]

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Songwriter Paul Overstreet Plans Theater Musical

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Paul Overstreet begins staging his first musical […]

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LifeNotes: Local Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Richard Williams Passes

Pianist-singer Richard Williams, who co-founded Nashville’s first rock ‘n’ roll band, has died […]

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LifeNotes: Star Drummer Martin Parker Passes

Widely beloved Nashville drummer Martin Parker died on Sept. 10 in his home community in North […]

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DISClaimer: Americana Takes Over Nashville

The annual Americana convention is upon us this week, so let’s listen to some of the genre’s current […]

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DISClaimer: Pop Goes The Country

Judging by the sounds reviewed today, the country genre has officially gone completely pop. […]

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LifeNotes: Canadian Country Star Hal Willis Passes

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Hal Willis died in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 4, at […]

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LifeNotes: Singer-songwriter Owens “Boomer” Castleman Dies

Singer-songwriter Boomer Castleman died of cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at age 70. […]

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