Robert K. Oermann is an award-winning multimedia music journalist. He writes weekly columns for Music Row magazine and has been published in more than 100 other periodicals including Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, TV Guide, The Tennessean and USA Today. Oermann is also a TV and radio script writer/director for dozens of national productions. His honors and awards include the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, the Media Achievement Award from the Country Music Association, Country Music People’s International Media Award, Goldmine’s Best Historical Writer, and SESAC’s Journalistic Achievement Award. He has authored eight books and penned liner notes for more than 100 albums and boxed-sets. Oermann has lectured on popular music, journalism and country music at many colleges and universities, and lives in Nashville with his wife and co-author Mary A. Bufwack.