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: Former Songwriter Bob Forshee Dies

Musician Bob Forshee passed away peacefully at age 80 on Thursday, May 11, surrounded by his […]

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Brandy Clark Triumphs At Nashville’s City Winery

Song for song, Brandy Clark might be the finest young writer-artist working in music today. She stated her case in two, triumphant […]

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DISClaimer: Tony Stampley’s “Daily Bread” Takes Disc Of The Day Honors

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LifeNotes: Nashville Songwriter Joy Byers Passes

Her official obituary in Gallatin listed her as Joyce Elene Johnston, but as Joy Byers or J. Byers, she […]

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LifeNotes: Guitar Great Corki Casey O’Dell Passes

Musicians Hall of Fame member Corki Casey O’Dell died in Nashville on Thursday, May 11, at age 80. She […]

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DISClaimer: Old Crow Medicine Show Takes Disc Of The Day Honors

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LifeNotes: Singer-Songwriter Kelley Sallee Snead Passes

Kelley Sallee Snead, known to many for her years working at Music Row businesses and as a regular at “in-the-round” […]

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LifeNotes: Evangelist, Costumer, Record Maker Tony Alamo Dies

Controversial evangelist, Nashville record maker and costumer to the stars Tony Alamo has died at age […]

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DISClaimer: Old Dominion, Charlie Worsham, The Railers Offer Summer-Ready Tracks

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DISClaimer: Willie’s ‘True Love’ Wins The Day

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LifeNotes: Mega Manager Sandy Gallin Dies

Sandy Gallin, the man who guided Dolly Parton in her transition from country hit maker to multi-media […]

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