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: Innovative Sounds From Keith Urban, 2 Steps Back

If there’s anybody out there reading this and not already on vacation, I have plenty of good music
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Song Great Red Lane Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Red Lane has passed away at age 76. Lane died Wed. [...]

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DisClaimer: The SteelDrivers, Antique Persuasion Lead Bluegrass Releases

The next time someone complains that they can’t find any real country music, point them to [...]
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LifeNotes: Nashville Edition Founder Delores Dinning

Prolific Music City session singer Delores Dinning Edgin passed away on Wednesday, June 17 [...]

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LifeNotes: King of the Party Pat Patrick Passes

Pat Patrick left his mark on the music business as a studio owner, record producer, jingle writer, song publisher [...]

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DisClaimer: ‘Riser’ Has Inspiration And Uplift In Every Note

All it takes is one record to turn that frown upside down [...]
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Country Singer Randy Howard Killed

Country-music performer Randy Howard was shot and killed by a bounty hunter in Lynchburg, Tenn. on [...]

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Don Henley Makes Mark In Music City

The hottest ticket of the day was an invitation to the Don Henley listening party at the Ruby event space [...]

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DisClaimer: No Denying Miranda Lambert And Rainey Qualley

The tomatoes win this round. Both of our award winners today come from female country artists [...]
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Folk Queen Jean Ritchie Dies At 92

Appalachian music icon Jean Ritchie, who influenced generations of folk and country stars, passed away [...]

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DisClaimer: Chris Young On Edge of Superstardom With Spicy New Song

Handsome is as handsome does. Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Shania Twain and [...]
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