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 Singles Reviews: The War and Treaty, Waylon Payne, Ray Wylie Hubbard, And More

It’s high time we paid heed to the outstanding music that continues to be made by the Americana […]

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Americana Champion Lynsey McDonald Dies

Nashville’s Americana community has lost one of its key business figures. Lynsey McDonald, 58, died on Nov. 23 […]

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Services To Be Held For Esteemed Publicist Susan Keel

Entertainment publicist Susan Keel died on Nov. 20 at age 58. A memorial service will be held […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Sam Hunt, Kane Brown, Chris Young, Brandy Clark, And More

In this wildly uneven listening session, I was alternately lifted out of my seat and glued to it by dull inertia. The triumphs […]

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Country Hit Maker & Opry Star Hal Ketchum Dies

Singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum died on Monday (Nov. 23) at age 67, following a struggle with early-onset […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Kelsea Ballerini, Shania Twain, Logan Mize, Clare Dunn, And More

Welcome to a country-music, all-duets edition of DisClaimer. Let’s cut right to the chase. Logan Mize and Clare Dunn […]

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Country TV Titan Walter Miller Dies

Producer/director Walter C. Miller has died at age 94. As the impresario behind the CMA Awards for more […]

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1990s Country Hitmaker Doug Supernaw Dies

Texas singer-songwriter Doug Supernaw, who topped the country charts in 1993-96, died Nov. 13, following a battle with […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Billy Ray Cyrus, Thomas Rhett, Shy Carter, Kameron Marlowe, Brittney Spencer

Radio seems bent on trying to make you believe that all country music sounds the same, but today’s […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, And More

The country industry is chugging into the fall with a full slate of star releases. For your listening pleasure […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean

The weather might be getting chilly, but country’s new sounds will warm your insides. For heart […]

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