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: Sarah Potenza, The Marcus King Band Top New Americana Releases

It’s Americana week here in Guitar Town, and there’s non-stop music in nightspots […]

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DISClaimer: Ashley McBryde, Little Big Town, Alex Hall Lead New Releases

Is it just me or is the country industry in the midst of a huge, new-talent drive? There are […]

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Acoustic Music Kingpin Keith Case Passes

Longtime Nashville booking agent and artist manager Keith Case died Tuesday […]

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DISClaimer: Lady Antebellum Offers “Uniform Excellence” On New Song “Pictures”

Everybody is batting a thousand today. Knock-it-out-of-the-park entries by Eric Church, Luke Combs, Cam, […]

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ACM Honors Salute Country Industry At Ryman Gala

All-time ACM awards champion Miranda Lambert was in the spotlight again at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday […]

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DISClaimer: Kip Moore, Kendell Marvell Come Out On Top

You take a week off, and you return to an “in” box crammed with tunes. These 10 are just a […]

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DISClaimer: Allie Colleen, Tyler Childers, Sheryl Crow, Jason Crabb, Mac Powell Lead New Releases

Come one, come all. This week’s column includes several folks who made their name in other genres, […]

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DISClaimer: The Highwomen, Hailey Whitters Top New Tracks

We have kids, veterans and everyone in between on today’s DISClaimer […]

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DISClaimer: Eli Young Band’s “Break It In” Tops New Releases

Country music is back. Luke Combs is the hottest guy in town, which tickles me no end. […]

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Gospel Great Jerry Goff Passes

Jerry Goff, the 84-year old founder and leader of the Southern-gospel act The Singing Goffs will be buried […]

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DISClaimer: Rodney Crowell Welcomes Lee Ann Womack, Randy Rogers On “Flatland Hillbillies”

We are long past due for a survey of current Americana recordings. To my ears’ delight, there is no shortage of new talent […]

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