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: Audio Delights From Nathan Chapman, Kristian Bush

The sounds of summer are upon us. Logan Brill, Hunter Hayes, Jericho Woods, Emily Minor […]

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Mountain Music Champion Passes Away

Folk-festival organizer Joe Wilson died on Sunday, May 17, at age 77. Wilson was a passionate […]

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DISClaimer: Steven Tyler Is Tops

It’s the world turned upside down. Just about everything in this week’s column is unexpected […]

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DISClaimer: Triumphant Returns

Once a fan, always a fan. Today’s listening session was dominated by the welcome returns of four […]

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LifeNotes: Songwriter Herb McCullough Dies

Veteran Nashville songwriter Herb McCullough died at home in Florida on Tuesday, May 5, at […]

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LifeNotes: ‘Nashville Sound’ Pioneer Dottie Dillard Dies

Singer Dottie Dillard, one of the cornerstone figures of The Nashville Sound of the 1950s and […]

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Instrumental Virtuoso Johnny Gimble Passes

Country music lost one of its finest instrumental talents when Johnny Gimble died on Saturday […]

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DISClaimer: Janson’s “Boat” Is Sailing High

There’s a new sheriff in town. Actually, he’s been around awhile, performing often at the […]

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[Updated]: LifeNotes: Film, Video Director Steven Goldmann Dies

Memorial and service information has been released for Steven Goldmann. The memorial service […]

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DISClaimer: A Potpourri of Americana

Today’s journey through Americana music is a potpourri of sounds. Marquee country names […]

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DISClaimer: An Eclectic, Star-Studded Lineup

Is it because of Sunday’s ACM telecast that so many stars are lined up for this week’s […]

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