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: Willie’s ‘True Love’ Wins The Day

To reverse a common expression: Out with the new, in with the old. At 83 years young, Willie Nelson […]

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LifeNotes: Mega Manager Sandy Gallin Dies

Sandy Gallin, the man who guided Dolly Parton in her transition from country hit maker to multi-media […]

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DISClaimer: Miranda Lambert, Nora Collins Make Top Contenders

It’s Ladies’ Day here at DisClaimer. All of DisCovery Award contenders are members of […]

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Almo/Irving Publishing Plans Family Reunion Show In Nashville

One of Music Row’s most revered song publishers of the 1980s and 1990s will recall its yesteryears […]

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DISClaimer: Americana’s Top-Shelf Stars, Sizzling Newcomers In The Spotlight

Americana, country music’s kissing cousin, today shows that it can field a team of writer-artists that’s easily the equal of […]

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LifeNotes: Gospel Legend Ben Speer Dies

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Ben Speer died in Nashville on April 7 at age 86. He was a mainstay […]

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DISClaimer: Nashville’s Sounds Of Classical, Jazz, Neo-Soul, Rock

Today’s survey of Nashville’s non-country scene spans both generations and styles. Classical […]

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LifeNotes: Country Radio Great Rhubarb Jones Passes

Country Disc Jockey Hall of Fame member Rhubarb Jones has died at age 65. Warren “Rhubarb” Jones was a legendary broadcasting […]

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DISClaimer: Top-Shelf Melodies, Real-Life Lyrics Return To Country Music

Glory, hallelujah. In this week’s “DisClaimer,” melodies you can sing along with, harmonies that tickle your […]

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DISClaimer: Alison Krauss Offers Flawless New Music

The news in country-music land is not so good this week. At least half of the discs in this […]

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LifeNotes: Rock Music Founding Father Chuck Berry Passes

Rock-music founding father and powerful country-music influence Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday, […]

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