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: Canadian Country Star Hal Willis Passes

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Hal Willis died in Nashville on Friday, Sept. 4, at […]

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LifeNotes: Singer-songwriter Owens “Boomer” Castleman Dies

Singer-songwriter Boomer Castleman died of cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at age 70. […]

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DISClaimer: Labor Day Weekend Calls For Bonfires and a “Smoke Break”

As we head into Labor Day Weekend, the big country stars have our holiday soundtrack […]

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DISClaimer: Music City’s Female Pop/Rock Queens Make Some Noise

Nashville’s country gals are having a tough time, but their pop/rock sisters in Music City […]

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DISCLAIMER: Big Stars and Fresh Newcomers Abound

Big stars and talented newcomers mix well in today’s DisClaimer. In the latter category are such […]

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LifeNotes: Influential Producer Bob Johnston Dies

Bob Johnston, the producer who made Nashville a destination for recording by visiting pop […]

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DisClaimer: The Purebred Strut

I believe these are called the dog days of summer. Sure enough, you’ll find some “dogs” among […]

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Producing And Songwriting Titan Billy Sherrill Dies

Country Music Hall of Fame member Billy Sherrill passed away today (Aug. 4) at age 78. As a record […]

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DisClaimer: Who Let The Dogs Out?

There’s a whole pack of major label show dogs vying for our attention this week. So many […]

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Colorful Talent Manager Tandy Rice Passes

Music Row magnate Tandy Rice died at Centennial Hospital on Monday (Aug. 3) afternoon. He was 76 […]

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Dolly Dazzles At Ryman Homecoming

They call her a living legend for a reason. At a pair of weekend concerts at Ryman Auditorium, Dolly […]

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