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 Singles Reviews: Kane Brown, Josh Turner, High Valley, Gone West

There is very little in this edition of DisClaimer that is earth shattering—This week’s hallmarks […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Maren Morris, Everette, Cam, And More

Today’s edition of DisClaimer is a spotty collection, with clunkers as well as winners. Leading a parade of […]

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Country Songwriter, Label Founder Ray Pennington Dies In House Fire

A house fire on Wednesday (Oct. 7) has claimed the life of country-music veteran […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Luke Combs, Shenandoah, Michael Ray, Ingrid Andress, And More

In today’s column, the country veterans are here to show the youngsters how it’s done. Travis Tritt, Willie Nelson, John Rich […]

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BREAKING: “Song Painter” Mac Davis Dies At 78

American music icon Mac Davis passed away in Nashville on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at age 78 […]

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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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