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: Veteran Music Row Personality Ruth White Passes

Ruth B. White has passed away at age 87. A 2010 SOURCE honoree, White spent her life involved […]

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DISClaimer: Brothers Osborne Close Out 2016 With A Righteous Stomper

Some of country’s top stars are closing out the year in style. Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town […]

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‘Hee Haw’s’ Gordie Tapp Dead At Age 94

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Gordie Tapp has passed away at the age of 94 […]

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DisClaimer: John Oates & The Time Jumpers Are Swingin’ The Season

Last week, we explored the raft of new Nashville holiday albums, so this week we’re listening […]

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DISClaimer: Have Yourself A Merry, Music-Filled Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like you-know-what. And so, on this day, I am crowning […]

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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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