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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Bluegrass Great Curly Seckler Passes

On New Year’s Day, funeral services were held for Curly Seckler and he was buried in Goodlettsville – […]

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Nashville-Related Music Obituaries – 2017

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the staggering number of folks in our music […]

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DISClaimer: Indie Acts Bring Holiday Offerings

As we bid adieu to 2017, the indie country acts are bringing up the rear with […]

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International Troubadour Richard Dobson Passes

Veteran singer-songwriter Richard Dobson has died at age 75 in Switzerland. Dobson was among the Texas […]

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DISClaimer: TobyMac, Hannah Kerr Release Top Christmas Offerings

Nashville has always taken the lead when it comes to holiday music. The city’s artists […]

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ANALOG Bows As Nashville’s Newest Nightspot

Over this past weekend, the Hutton Hotel on West End Avenue offered a Grand Opening party for […]

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Country Guitar Great Leon Rhodes Passes

Influential, versatile and well-travelled country-music sideman Leon Rhodes has died at age 85. Best […]

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DISClaimer: Chris Stapleton, Cale Dodds Offer Superb Vocals

Veterans, shooting stars and newcomers are the ingredients in this week’s country-music recipe. […]

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DISClaimer: Country Music Making A Comeback?

Country music, I mean real country music, returns with a vengeance this week. With top-shelf […]

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Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Passes

The entertainment world is mourning the passing of Mel Tillis today. Following a lengthy struggle to […]

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DISClaimer: CMA Awards Spotlight New Tracks

I thought country music offered America a pretty good representation of what it’s all about […]

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