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: Summer Turns Up The Sizzle

Hot enough for you? This week’s stack of platters contains a few that turn up the temperature […]

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DISClaimer: Does Nashville Listen To Its Own Music?

I have long suspected that the people in Nashville who make country records don’t even listen to their […]

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DISClaimer: Dog Days of Summer

They call these the “dog days” of summer, and there are definitely a few dogs in this column […]

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DisClaimer: A Soul Cleansing

It’s time for a soul cleansing. Our journey begins this week at the Eastside Gospel Music Store on […]

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Influential Stylist J.J. Cale Passes

Cale achieved his greatest successes while living in Nashville. Among his best-known songs are “After Midnight,” “Call Me the Breeze” and “Cocaine” […]

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DisClaimer: Stars Light Up The Marquee

Frankie Ballard has THE song of the summer of 2013 […]

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Music Businessman Mort L. Nasatir Passes

During his career, Nasatir worked as a music journalist, record-label executive, educator, author […]

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DisClaimer: What The Indies Are Offering

All hail the fine folks at CDX. Not only do these bi-monthly compilation discs […]

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DisClaimer: Established Artists Keep The Music Coming

Established hit makers are the big news this […]

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DisClaimer: Trio Riding High

The guys and the gals are canceling each other out this week. Jason Cassidy and Toby Keith have the two finest new male singles, and […]

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Manager Fred Kewley Passes

Noted for having managed Country Music Hall of Fame member Chet Atkins […]

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