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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Music Row Piano Great William Pursell Dies At 94

Belmont University professor William “Bill” Pursell was known for his Music Row session […]

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Canadian Country Queen Lucille Starr Dies

Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour member Lucille Starr died in Las Vegas on Friday […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Miranda Lambert, Brett Eldredge, Eric Church, And More

There are so many bogus “artists” in the country format, but they are absent today. It gives me […]

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DISClaimer: Kane Brown, Camo Brian, Sheryl Crow, And More

Black Lives Matter say the stars in this week’s edition of DISClaimer. Henry Particelli and Tony […]

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Singer-Songwriter Justin Townes Earle Dies At 38

Americana music star Justin Townes Earle died yesterday (Aug. 23) at age 38. Earle was a singer, songwriter, […]

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Bluegrass Star Steve Gulley Dies

Award-winning bluegrass guitarist, songwriter and tenor vocalist Steve Gulley died on Tuesday […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Eric Church, Morgan Wallen, Devin Dawson, And More

The dreaded dog days of summer are upon us. As if the ongoing pandemic restrictions aren’t making us […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Brandy Clark, Mickey Guyton, Sheryl Crow, And More

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: The Grascals, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, And More

Have you hugged a bluegrass musician today? This style of country music has been hit particularly […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Dan + Shay, Taylor Swift, Randy Travis, Reyna Roberts, And More

We have no shortage of superstars this week in DISClaimer. Everybody from Hall of Famers Alan Jackson and […]

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Country Radio Legend Bill Mack Dies At 91

The voice of the long-haul trucking industry and a Grammy-winning songwriter, Bill Mack was one of the greats […]

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