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: The Stars Come Out For CRS

The stars are out for CRS week. Among those stepping up to the plate with […]

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DISClaimer: Trace Adkins Rises To The Top With “Watered Down”

Love songs and ballads are the order of the day. Among those basking in a post-Valentine glow are […]

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DisClaimer: Blake Shelton, Lari White Offer Top New Tracks

The guys and gals competed head to head this week. The ladies were paced by the superbly […]

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LifeNotes: Industry Leader Kitty Moon Emery Passes

Kitty Moon Emery, one of the most influential figures in Nashville entertainment, has died at age 70. […]

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DISClaimer: Frankie Ballard, Mo Pitney Tie In A Dead Heat

It’s Star Time in today’s country edition of DISClaimer. Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, […]

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DISClaimer: Natalie Hemby’s Dazzling ‘Puxico’

Today’s survey of current Americana sounds has both old friends and fresh faces. […]

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LifeNotes: Guitarist/Producer Tommy Allsup Passes

Famed guitarist, record producer and former Nashville session musician Tommy Allsup has died […]

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DISClaimer: Dwight Yoakam Returns To ‘Grass Roots on New CD

To refresh your head and restore your spirit, I recommend a stroll through the field of bluegrass. The […]

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DISClaimer: Three Promising Newcomers Earn DISCovery Honor

Happy New Year. We’re starting 2017 the right way in DisClaimer, by showcasing [..]

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LifeNotes: ‘Hee Haw’ Producer Sam Lovullo Passes

Sam Lovullo, who produced the iconic country TV show Hee Haw for 25 years, died on […]

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[Updated]: Nashville-Related Music Obituaries 2016

Nashville’s music community suffered more losses than ever before during 2016. The Nashville […]

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