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: Josh Abbott Band, Ryan Follese Top New Releases

Duos and groups rule in today’s “DisClaimer.” Collaborations like Cyndi Lauper with […]

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Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster Enter Country Music Hall of Fame

This year’s Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony was rich with music and emotion as inductees Randy […]

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DISClaimer: Music City Offers Way More Than Country

Nashville’s non-country scene has never been livelier. Today, we have jazz, rock song demos […]

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DISClaimer: Sylvia, Morgan Wallen, Paulina Jayne Offer Sterling New Tracks

I love listening sessions like this, where new sounds pop up moment after moment. Therefore, […]

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LifeNotes: Comic Singer-Songwriter Kacey Jones Passes

Nashville singer-songwriter Kacey Jones passed away on Thursday (Sept. 1). She was 66 years old. […]

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DISClaimer: Two Duets Tie For Disc Of The Day

Today’s listening session is the way things ought to be, split almost evenly between male and female […]

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LifeNotes: Opry Matriarch Jean Shepard Passes At 82

Honky-tonk siren, independent-female country pioneer, Grand Ole Opry matriarch and Country Music […]

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DISClaimer: Honoring The Heart Of Americana

This is the week of the Americana music convention in Nashville. And make no mistake […]

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LifeNotes: Songwriting Great John D. Loudermilk Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member John D. Loudermilk has died at age 82 following […]

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Big Americana Awards Go To Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell

Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell claimed top honors at the 15th annual Americana Music Awards […]

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LifeNotes: Beach Music Kingpin Clifford Curry Passes

Funeral services for Nashville’s soul music mainstay Clifford Curry were held in Knoxville […]

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