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: 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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Top Country Songwriter Glenn Martin Dies

Friends and family will gather on Thursday (5/16) and Friday (5/17) to honor the memory of Nashville […]

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DISClaimer: New Music From Doug Seegers, Liz Moriondo

Spring has sprung. We have a number of seasonal sounding platters this week. Southern Halo […]

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DISClaimer: Luke Combs, Brandon Ratcliff Debut Top New Tunes

Today belongs to the youngsters. This column is packed with the up-and-comers who are shaping […]

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DISClaimer: Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash Lead With “Redemption Day”

It is time for the streaming services to provide more service. Week after week, I get these […]

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DISClaimer: Little Big Town Offers “A Song For The Ages”

What is country music? That is the question posed by the entries in today’s […]

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Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash Create Landmark Duet

One of the standout vocal collaborations in Nashville music history was introduced Wednesday […]

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