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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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Producer Bill McEuen Dies At 79

Record, film and TV producer Bill McEuen died on Sept. 24 in Kona, Hawaii at age 79. He is best known as the […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Priscilla Block, Brandy Clark, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, And More

Country goes topical this week. In this stack of tracks we have an ode for world peace, an anti-racist message, a gay man’s song […]

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Legendary Johnny Cash Drummer W.S. “Fluke” Holland Dies At 85

Longtime Johnny Cash sideman W.S. “Fluke” Holland passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 23) […]

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Rock/Country Showman Roy Head Dies At 79

Rocker Roy Head, who later forged a long career in country music, died Monday morning […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Trisha Yearwood, Chrissy Metz, Chapel Hart, And More

It’s a ladies’ day here at DISClaimer. Both the Disc of the Day and the DISClaimer […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Keith Urban, Carly Pearce, Trace Adkins, And More

Today’s edition of DISClaimer is country, country, country all the way. We have superlative singles from Matt […]

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Music Row Piano Great William Pursell Dies At 94

Belmont University professor William “Bill” Pursell was known for his Music Row session […]

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Canadian Country Queen Lucille Starr Dies

Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour member Lucille Starr died in Las Vegas on Friday […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Miranda Lambert, Brett Eldredge, Eric Church, And More

There are so many bogus “artists” in the country format, but they are absent today. It gives me […]

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DISClaimer: Kane Brown, Camo Brian, Sheryl Crow, And More

Black Lives Matter say the stars in this week’s edition of DISClaimer. Henry Particelli and Tony […]

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Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle Dies At 38

Americana music star Justin Townes Earle died yesterday (Aug. 23) at age 38. Earle was a singer, songwriter, […]

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