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: Johnny Sea, Singer Of “Day For Decision,” Dies

Country artist Johnny Sea, best known for his “answer song” 1966’s “Day For Decision,” has died […]

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LifeNotes: Legendary Songwriter Guy Clark Passes

Guy Clark, a Grammy-winning recording artist, songwriter’s songwriter and mentor to a generation […]

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DISClaimer: Superb Vocalists Chris Stapleton, James Dupré Offer Soulful Singles

There are lots of stars in the mix today, but they’re not always the artists who shine […]

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DISClaimer: Diamonds In The Duos

It’s the Day of the Duos. The three best country singles this week all come from teams—Florida […]

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LifeNotes: Singer-Songwriter Ned Miller Passes

The death of country singer-songwriter Ned Miller was announced this week by his widow and […]

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DISClaimer: Sturgill Simpson Leads Americana Offerings

Americana music covers a whole lot of ground, which today’s stroll through Americanaland proves. […]

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LifeNotes: Guitarist Lonnie Mack Dies At 74

Guitar icon and longtime Nashville-area resident Lonnie Mack passed away on Thursday […]

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LifeNotes: East Nashville Studio Co-Owner Candice Burnside Ferguson Passes

The Nashville alternative-music community has lost one of its most enthusiastic champions […]

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DISClaimer: Love and Theft, The Rifters Lead Country Variety Pack

We have a variety-pack of country styles today. Keith Urban rocks. The Rifters are folky. Chris Janson […]

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LifeNotes: Music Publisher, Producer Bob Tubert Dies At 90

The Nashville music business has lost Bob Tubert, a man who made his mark in many areas of […]

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DISClaimer: Ladies Rule The Day

For the first time in ages, female voices outnumber the males in DISClaimer. And what voices […]

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