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: Old Crow Medicine Show Takes Disc Of The Day Honors

Americana music is in the news this week, what with the genre announcing its 2017 award nominees. So […]

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LifeNotes: Singer-Songwriter Kelley Sallee Snead Passes

Kelley Sallee Snead, known to many for her years working at Music Row businesses and as a regular at “in-the-round” […]

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LifeNotes: Evangelist, Costumer, Record Maker Tony Alamo Dies

Controversial evangelist, Nashville record maker and costumer to the stars Tony Alamo has died at age […]

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DISClaimer: Old Dominion, Charlie Worsham, The Railers Offer Summer-Ready Tracks

I’ve got yer country summer playlist right here. This week’s listening stack is brimming […]

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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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