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: Jennifer Nettles, Eric Chesser Shine

The fallout from Dolly’s triumphant Coat of Many Colors holiday TV movie continues into this […]

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LifeNotes: Marion James, Nashville’s Queen Of The Blues, Passes Away

Music City has lost one of its R&B mainstays with the death of singer, songwriter and […]

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Nashville-Related Music Obituaries 2015

MusicRow’s year-end obituary roll call has never been longer. We said farewell to a record number […]

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LifeNotes: Radio Personality Robert “Hoss” Burns Passes

Former WSIX Nashville radio disc jockey Robert “Hoss” Burns has died at age 56. According […]

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DISClaimer: Indie Artists Offer Sterling Holiday Tunes

The indie acts are sending holiday wishes today. There was, in fact, a bumper crop of seasonal […]

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Country Songwriter Don Chapel Passes

Nashville songwriter Don Chapel died on Sunday, Dec. 6 at age 84 […]

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DISClaimer: Rhonda Vincent Tops Holiday Music Releases

The holidays will be here before you know it, so here’s the first installment of DISClaimer’s […]

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Country Star Bonnie Lou Dies At Age 91

Country and pop hit maker Bonnie Lou passed away in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at age 91 […]

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Gospel’s Hemphill Family Loses Matriarch LaBreeska Hemphill

LaBreeska Hemphill, the matriarch of the gospel singing family, The Hemphills, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Nashville at age 75 […]

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DISClaimer: Randy Rogers Band, Ray Price and Ashland Belle

The indie acts are in the spotlight today. Whether they are big-label veterans like Randy Rogers Band […]

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DISClaimer: Top-Notch Singers Reign Supreme

Today’s field of airplay contenders is a crowded one. Old Dominion, Drake White, Chris Stapleton, […]

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