Sherod Robertson is President and Owner of Music Row Enterprises, the parent company of MusicRow Magazine. He oversees operations and strategic initiatives for MusicRow Magazine and its related entities. He acquired the company in October, 2010.
During the ‘90s, Sherod served as Director of Finance of Arista Records, reporting to Tim DuBois and Mike Dungan. Previously, he launched his career in the music industry in 1991 and served as VP of Finance and CFO at Reunion Records then led by Terry Hemmings. Sherod is also a CPA.
As a Mississippi native, he is a member of CMA, ACM, The Recording Academy and an alumni of University of Alabama where he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree and enjoyed Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s final year as coach.
DIRECTOR OF CONTENT
LB Cantrell is Director of Content at MusicRow magazine. She oversees all MusicRow-related content, including managing the editorial team. Cantrell manages the MusicRow social media accounts, head up specific, large-scale projects for the company, and assist in day-to-day operations. She also manages all MusicRow memberships, and facilitates the company’s annual events, including the MusicRow Awards, CountryBreakout Awards and Rising Women on the Row. Cantrell graduated from the Recording Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University.
CHART DIRECTOR/SALES MANAGER
Alex Parry is the Chart Director and Sales Manager for MusicRow Magazine. She got her start in the music business interning with Bold Gold Media’s Thunder 102 in Bethel, NY. She moved to Nashville in May of 2016 and began working as promotion representative for Jerry Duncan Promotions. She graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a B.M. in Music Business. In her free time, she can be found in a mosh pit or camped out on the couch with the latest TV series and her rabbit.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER/PRODUCTION MANAGER
Haley Crow serves as the Graphic Design/Production Manager at MusicRowMagazine, where she handles advertising, digital and editorial design, and photography for the company. Haley studied graphic design at Watkins College of Art and obtained a B.A. in Integrated Strategic Communications from University of Kentucky (Go Cats!). Before joining MusicRow, Haley spent time in advertising at a radio station and then at Charleston Magazine. She also worked as a graphic designer in the healthcare industry.
As Staff Writer, Lydia Farthing helps to generate online content for MusicRow as well as for MusicRow’s annual print issues. As a Nashville local, Lydia has spent her life immersed in the music industry. Prior to MusicRow, she spent time working closely with Provident Music Group’s publishing division as well as Aristo Media’s digital sector. Lydia graduated from the Music Business program at Middle Tennessee State University in December of 2020.
MusicRow staff writer and Nashville native Lorie Hollabaugh has over 20 years of experience in the music industry, working for companies including the CMA, R&R, Country Weekly magazine, and Splash Public Relations. As a writer, she’s covered the Nashville music scene for a variety of publications including American Profile, CMA Close Up, R&R, The Boot, Country Weekly, and Nashville Arts And Entertainment Magazine; and has interviewed hundreds of artists, songwriters, and entertainment celebrities. She holds a Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication degree from Texas Christian University and is a member of the ACM and the CMA.
ROBERT K. OERMANN
Robert K. Oermann is a multi-media personality in print, TV, radio, graphic arts, and public speaking in addition to being a music historian, photographer, illustrator, librarian and writer/producer of specials for CMT, TBS, A&E, PBS and others. This longtime MusicRow columnist is the author of nine books, including the 2020 NY Times best-selling Songteller with Dolly Parton. He is the annotator of 100-plus albums including 2001’s O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack. His honors include the 2016 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Keystone Award, 2011 R.O.P.E. Media Award, 2002 IFCO Tex Ritter Award, 2001 Belmont Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999 Nashville Scene readers poll, 1996 Nashville Music Award, 1994 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and 1988 CMA Media Achievement Award, and he is the namesake of MusicRow‘s Robert K. Oermann annual new-artist honor. Oermann owns one of Nashville’s largest private music archives.