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: Veteran Country Artist Bob Stegall, Father of Keith

Former Abbott Records artist and Louisiana Hayride performer Bob Stegall [...]

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Lifenotes: Publicist Mike Hyland Passes

Longtime Nashville publicist Mike Hyland passed away following a two-year battle with cancer [...]

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DISClaimer: Audio Delights From Nathan Chapman, Kristian Bush

The sounds of summer are upon us. Logan Brill, Hunter Hayes, Jericho Woods, Emily Minor [...]
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Mountain Music Champion Passes Away

Folk-festival organizer Joe Wilson died on Sunday, May 17, at age 77. Wilson was a passionate [...]

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DISClaimer: Steven Tyler Is Tops

It’s the world turned upside down. Just about everything in this week’s column is unexpected [..
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DISClaimer: Triumphant Returns

Once a fan, always a fan. Today’s listening session was dominated by the welcome returns of four [
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LifeNotes: Songwriter Herb McCullough Dies

Veteran Nashville songwriter Herb McCullough died at home in Florida on Tuesday, May 5, at [...]

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LifeNotes: ‘Nashville Sound’ Pioneer Dottie Dillard Dies

Singer Dottie Dillard, one of the cornerstone figures of The Nashville Sound of the 1950s and [...]

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Instrumental Virtuoso Johnny Gimble Passes

Country music lost one of its finest instrumental talents when Johnny Gimble died on Saturday [...]

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DISClaimer: Janson’s “Boat” Is Sailing High

There’s a new sheriff in town. Actually, he’s been around awhile, performing often at the [...]
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[Updated]: LifeNotes: Film, Video Director Steven Goldmann Dies

Memorial and service information has been released for Steven Goldmann. The memorial service [...]

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