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: Hannah Dasher Gets “Wildly Imaginative” On Funky Track “Stoned Age”

The emphasis was on female country artists on this year’s CMA Awards show. So I am happy to […]

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DISClaimer: Kane Brown’s “For My Daughter” Tops New Releases

Variety is the spice of life. This is an adage that all country radio programmers should […]

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DISClaimer: Luke Bryan, Rissi Palmer Lead New Releases

Today, we’re visiting with some of our old country-music buddies. Veterans Shenandoah, […]

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“Old Flames” Singer Joe Sun Passes

Joe Sun, the baritone honky-tonk singer best known for originating the country classic “Old Flames Can’t […]

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DISClaimer: The Enduring Greatness Of Tanya Tucker

Greetings, and welcome to an all-female DisClaimer column. If the boneheads at country radio […]

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DISClaimer: Luke Combs Tops New Tracks

It’s Diversity Day here at DISClaimer. I have always said that country music is a bigger tent […]

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Canadian Country Great Dallas Harms Passes

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Dallas Harms died last weekend […]

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DISClaimer: Brantley Gilbert Brings “Great Country Craftmanship” To “Bad Boy”

There’s an awful lot of pop music being marketed as “country” in today’s listening session. But there are roses among […]

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DISClaimer: Collaborations Abound On Duo Day

It’s Duo Day here at DisClaimer. This week is a bountiful harvest of collaborations […]

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DISClaimer: Irene Kelley Is Tops With “Bluegrass Radio”

This is bluegrass-music week. What’s that you say? You don’t hear much bluegrass in the clubs […]

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DISClaimer: Sister Hazel, Niko Moon Top New Releases

As we continue to slog through the dog days of summer (even though it’s September), country music […]

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