Author Archive: Robert K. Oermann

Robert K. Oermann is a longtime contributor to MusicRow’s . He is a respected music critic, author and historian.

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Funeral Services Set For Ralph Stanley

Funeral arrangements have been set for Ralph Stanley. The service will be open to the public, […]

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Freddy Powers’ Memoir Will Be Published In 2017

The memoir of the late singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Freddy Powers will be published […]

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DISClaimer: Elizabeth Cook, Paul Burch, Derik Hultquist Among Americana’s Top Offerings

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LifeNotes: Memphis Horns Star Wayne Jackson Passes

Trumpeter Wayne Jackson, who won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 as one-half of the […]

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LifeNotes: “A Place To Fall Apart” Songwriter Freddy Powers Passes

Songwriter, producer and ace musician Freddy Powers has died at age 84. Powers was a […]

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Of Songwriters And Books: Six Reading Recommendations

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LifeNotes: Star Bass Player Mike Chapman Passes

Renowned Nashville bass instrumentalist Mike Chapman has died at age 63. […]

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DISClaimer: Blake Shelton Has A Way With Hit Songs

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Nashville Song “Mother Emanuel” Will Be Sung At Memorial For Charleston Church Shooting

Gospel legend Shirley Caesar will perform “Mother Emanuel” this weekend at a memorial for […]

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DISClaimer: Maggie Rose’s “Same Sky” Wins Disc Of The Day

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LifeNotes: Pop/Country Stylist Floyd Robinson Passes

Floyd Robinson, best known for his 1959 top-20 pop hit “Makin’ Love,” has died at age 83. Born […]

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