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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Songwriter Don Devaney Passes

Hit country songwriter Don Devaney died on Friday, June 6. His friends and family will gather […]

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DISClaimer: Veterans Vs. Youngsters

Today’s column pits veterans against youngsters. In the former column are such established talents […]

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LifeNotes: Singing Cowboy Herb Jeffries Passes

“The Bronze Buckaroo” has died at age 100. Herb Jeffries, who had that billing […]

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LifeNotes: Fisk Jubilee Singers Leader Dies

Nashville music educator Matthew Kennedy, who led the renowned Fisk Jubilee […]

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DISClaimer: The “Unstoppable” Hunter Hayes

Cyndi Harvell, Nora Collins, Michael-Ann and Maddie Deneault are all promising in various […]

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LifeNotes: Steel Guitar Great Weldon Myrick Dies

Legendary steel guitarist Weldon Myrick has died at age 76. A fixture in the Grand Ole Opry house […]

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DISClaimer: Enduring Stars and Charming Newcomers

With the CMA Music Fest right around the corner, it’s no surprise that this week’s stack of […]

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LifeNotes: Musician Bucky Doster Dies

Veteran Nashville musician Bucky Doster has died at age 91. Doster was a left-handed trombonist […]

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DISClaimer: Americana Offers Overflow of Musical Riches

Americana music is much in the news this month. Its organization announced its 2014 awards nominees […]

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DISClaimer: Day of the Duos

The Disc of the Day prize goes to Dan + Shay, who are headed directly for stardom, in my […]

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LifeNotes: IFCO’s Loudilla Johnson Passes

Loudilla Johnson, who co-founded the International Fan Club Organization (IFCO) died in Franklin, […]

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