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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Song Master Russell Smith Passes

Acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Russell Smith, 70, died Friday, July 12, due to complications from […]

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DISClaimer: Willie Nelson Is The Heart And Soul Of Country Music

Nashville’s country performers are as hot as our summer skies today. In a rare […]

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DISClaimer: Jenny Tolman, Blanco Brown, The Sisterhood Band Top New Releases

For this outing of DisClaimer, it’s all about the future. There are plenty of fine works by […]

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DISClaimer: The Black Keys, Keb’ Mo’ Offer Fresh Tracks

I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed a Nashville pop/rock listening session as much […]

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DISClaimer: Newcomers Chad Richard, CB30, Dani-Elle Offer Fresh Tracks

Today is a day for new beginnings. More than half of the hopefuls in this edition […]

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DISClaimer: Trisha Yearwood Is “Magnificent” On “Every Girl In This Town”

What country acts have timed new music for release during CMA Fest? Well, that parade includes […]

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DISClaimer: Randy Travis Is “Country Greatness” On Previously Unreleased Ballad

Politics and comebacks are in the DisClaimer mix today. Both John Rich and J.D. & The Straight […]

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Beloved Music Row Ambassador Ralph Murphy Passes

Songwriter, publisher, artist, producer and Music Row ambassador Ralph Murphy died Tuesday […]

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Songwriter/Producer Dan Mitchell Passes

Dan Mitchell, best known as the cowriter of “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle […]

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DISClaimer: New Chris Stapleton, P!nk Collab Is “Essential Listening”

The year of unusual collaborations continues. Today, it’s pop queen P!nk and country king […]

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DISClaimer: Logan Mize Offers A “Summer Hit”

Country-music veterans mix attractively with newcomers this week. On the established-stars side, we have Vince […]

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