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: Songwriter/Actor Nancy Montgomery Passes

The life of Nancy Montgomery will be celebrated on May 1 at Greater […]

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LifeNotes: “Golden Age” Arranger Chuck Sagle Passes

A producer, arranger and conductor from the “golden age” of rock ’n’ roll passed away in […]

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DISClaimer: Outlaws and Loser’s Lyrics Sound Good

Spring has sprung, and country sounds fill the air. My favorite thing about this listening […]

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LifeNotes: Music Man Doug Gilmore Passes

Doug Gilmore — who made his mark as a songwriter, TV producer and artist manager — passed […]

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LifeNotes: Ballet Maven Jane Fabian Passes

Jane Fabian, a key figure in the classical dance world in Nashville for more than 40 years, […]

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LifeNotes: R.I.P. Nashville R&B Vet Audrey Bryant

Vintage Nashville singer Audrey Bryant passed away last week at age 76. Bryant died on April 7. Her […]

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LifeNotes: Grammy-Winning Picker Tut Taylor Passes

Dobro master Tut Taylor has died in North Carolina at age 91. The former Nashvillian recorded […]

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DISClaimer: Americana Packs Musical Firepower

The Americana genre is bringing out its big guns this spring. Such core artists as […]

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LifeNotes: Singer-Songwriter Sandy Mason Passes

Nashville singer-songwriter Sandy Mason died in Ormond Beach, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon […]

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DISClaimer: A Celebration of Songwriting

It all begins with a song. The thing that unites all of the standout records this week is that they […]

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LifeNotes: Actor-Singer J. Karen Thomas Passes

Nashville jazz chanteuse, songwriter, radio personality and film, stage and television actor […]

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