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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LifeNotes: Hit Songwriter Mark Gray Passes

Singer-songwriter Mark Gray has died at age 64. As a Columbia Records artist in the 1980s […]

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DISClaimer: Drake White, Miranda Lambert Tie In Battle Of The Sexes

Today, it’s the battle of the sexes. We have ties in both of our award categories between […]

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Nudie’s Honky Tonk Celebrates Country History

The founder of the Johnny Cash Museum has opened his second venture in downtown Nashville. On […]

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DISClaimer: Songwriters’ Round

Songwriters and artists take a bow in this week’s DISClaimer reviews, with offerings from Rich Price, Jordan Rager,[…]

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LifeNotes: Rock Legend Leon Russell Dies In Nashville

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell passed away on Sunday (Nov. 13) at his Nashville-area […]

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Nashville Remembers Leonard Cohen

Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has been the subject of many eulogies since his passing […]

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LifeNotes: Music Industry Veteran Jerry Wayne Flowers Passes

Jerry Wayne Flowers, who spent 30 years as a Music Row executive, has died at age 68. Flowers is […]

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DISClaimer: Brad Paisley’s Heart-Tugging “Today” Rises Above

Considering how good last week’s award show was, I was hoping the country genre would stage a […]

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DisClaimer: Traditionalists, Radio Stars Make The Cut

Give me a neo-traditionalist any day of the week. As a songwriter, Jamie Richards has had […]

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LifeNotes: Country Songwriting Immortal Curly Putman Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Curly Putman died Sunday morning, Oct. 30, at age 85. […]

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DisClaimer: LOCASH Wins With “Ring On Every Finger”

One contest has a clear winner; the other, not so much. There’s no question but that LOCASH […]

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