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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Singing-Cowboy Promoter Packy Smith Passes

Nashville’s Packy Smith, renowned as an expert on western music and movies, has died at age 77. […]

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Songwriting Mainstay Phil Thomas Passes

Country songwriter Phil Thomas, a presence on the Music Row scene for three decades, died Saturday […]

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Celebration Of Life Planned For Musician Victor Mecyssne

A Celebration of Life in remembrance of musician Victor Mecyssne is being scheduled for this coming […]

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DISClaimer: Florida Georgia Line, Anna Vaus, Brantley Gilbert, Lindsay Ell Offer Sparkling New Tracks

Wait a minute: You mean the winter break won’t go on forever, and I have deadlines again? […]

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Nashville-Related Obituaries- 2018

As the year closes, we mourn the passing of some of our greatest musical contributors. The Nashville […]

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DISClaimer: Sister Sadie, Appalachian Road Show Top Bluegrass Offerings

Let’s have a quick look today at what’s going on in the bluegrass world. The stack of platters […]

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Hit Country Songwriter Jerry Chesnut Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jerry Chesnut has passed away at age 87. The folksy […]

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DISClaimer: Toby Keith Releases “Stunning” Ballad “Don’t Let The Old Man In”

There’s a reason they are stars. It boils down to simply making better music than mere mortals […]

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Hit Songwriter Floyd Parton Passes

On Monday (Dec. 10), his family held a private memorial service in East Tennessee for singer-songwriter […]

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Top Producer/Publisher Kelso Herston Dies

Multi-talented Music Row great Kelso Herston died on Tuesday (Dec. 4) at age 87. He was […]

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DISClaimer: Karen Waldrup, Lori McKenna Lead A Banquet Of Ballads

It’s a banquet of ballads today at DisClaimer. Rita Wilson, Brett Young, Josh Gracin and […]

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