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: 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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LifeNotes: Country Radio Great Rhubarb Jones Passes

Country Disc Jockey Hall of Fame member Rhubarb Jones has died at age 65. Warren “Rhubarb” Jones was a legendary broadcasting […]

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DISClaimer: Top-Shelf Melodies, Real-Life Lyrics Return To Country Music

Glory, hallelujah. In this week’s “DisClaimer,” melodies you can sing along with, harmonies that tickle your […]

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DISClaimer: Alison Krauss Offers Flawless New Music

The news in country-music land is not so good this week. At least half of the discs in this […]

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LifeNotes: Rock Music Founding Father Chuck Berry Passes

Rock-music founding father and powerful country-music influence Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday, […]

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DISClaimer: Indies, Newcomers Top The List

The major labels are all missing in action this week, but that doesn’t mean that we have no […]

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LifeNotes: Nashville Edition Singer Hurshel Wiginton Passes

Prominent Nashville session vocalist Hurshel Wiginton has died at age 79. As a member of […]

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DISClaimer: Big & Rich, Simba Jordan Make The Cut

The big news in today’s column is that we have two young African-American country […]

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DISClaimer: Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris Offer Vocal Power, Rhythmic Tracks

It’s a day for second-generation music makers. The sons of David Bellamy of The […]

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LifeNotes: Label And Publishing Exec Ilene Berns Dies

Ilene Berns, the force behind Bang Records and Web IV publishing, has died […]

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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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