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: Lady Antebellum Tops New Releases With Thrilling Harmonies, Stunning Production

This week, William Michael Morgan is joining Luke Combs in our campaign […]

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Nashville Songwriter Eddie Setser Passes

Eddie Setser, one of Music City’s top songwriters of the 1980s, died last week in Kentucky at age 77 […]

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DISClaimer: Luke Combs And Eric Church Make “A Country Masterpiece”

The decisions were made before I ever typed a word. All I had to see in my listening stack was […]

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Songwriter David Olney Dies At 71

Nashville songwriting great David Olney died on stage at a festival in Florida on Saturday […]

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DISClaimer: Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Jessi Alexander, Drew Fish Top New Releases

This day belongs to country’s new breed. Jordan Davis, Brandon Lay, Logan Mize and Filmore […]

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DISClaimer: Morgan Wallen, Jason James Lead New Music Releases

Happy New Year, country-music fans. Today, we have all kinds of contemporary country sounds, […]

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Nashville-Related Music Obituaries 2019

It’s hard to say goodbye, but each year we have to offer “hail and farewell” to some of our most […]

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DISClaimer: Christmas Greetings From Keith Urban, Chris Janson, Tenille Townes, Maddie & Tae

Country music wears its heart on its sleeve all year long, so the sentimentality of […]

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DISClaimer: For King & Country Offers A “Stop-You-In-Your-Tracks Masterpiece”

You just can’t beat Music City when it comes to Christmas records. This community has given […]

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Rockabilly Pioneer Jack Scott Passes

Country, pop and rockabilly singer-songwriter Jack Scott has died at age 83. Long a cult favorite among record collectors, […]

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DISClaimer: Sammy Kershaw, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bellamy Brothers Showcase New Music

Old friends are the best friends. At least that’s what this listening session feels like. […]

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