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: 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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Nashville-Related Music Obituaries 2015

MusicRow’s year-end obituary roll call has never been longer. We said farewell to a record number […]

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LifeNotes: Radio Personality Robert “Hoss” Burns Passes

Former WSIX Nashville radio disc jockey Robert “Hoss” Burns has died at age 56. According […]

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DISClaimer: Indie Artists Offer Sterling Holiday Tunes

The indie acts are sending holiday wishes today. There was, in fact, a bumper crop of seasonal […]

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Country Songwriter Don Chapel Passes

Nashville songwriter Don Chapel died on Sunday, Dec. 6 at age 84 […]

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DISClaimer: Rhonda Vincent Tops Holiday Music Releases

The holidays will be here before you know it, so here’s the first installment of DISClaimer’s […]

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Country Star Bonnie Lou Dies At Age 91

Country and pop hit maker Bonnie Lou passed away in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at age 91 […]

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