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: Mary Chapin Carpenter Shines On Latest Release

This week’s column abounds with newcomers. But it’s a veteran star, Mary Chapin Carpenter […]

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LifeNotes: Outlaw Country Artist Steve Young Passes

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Steve Young passed away in Nashville on Thursday, March 17, at the age […]

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DISClaimer: Sam Hunt Wins Disc Of The Day

The songs are the real stars this week. Lonestar, Reba, Jana Kramer and John Anderson have all latched on to outstanding pieces of material. […]

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LifeNotes: Canadian Country Great Ray Griff Passes

Hit Nashville songwriter and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Griff has died […]

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DISClaimer: Chuck Wicks, Jessie G, Tim Elliott, Southern Halo Take Indie Spotlight

It’s high time we did some tidying up around here. Several of these indie acts have been in the […]

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LifeNotes: Joey Martin Feek Passes

The funeral for Joey Martin Feek will be private and she will be buried in the Feek family […]

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DISClaimer: Martina McBride, Brett Young Offer Standout New Tracks

We have an embarrassment of riches in this week’s stack of platters. A constellation of stars […]

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DISClaimer: Gretchen Peters, Woody Pines Top Americana Offerings

Americana alert: Some of the genre’s top names are in today’s overview of current product — […]

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LifeNotes: “The Southern Gentleman” Sonny James Passes

Country Music Hall of Fame member Sonny James, one of the genre’s most prolific hit makers [….]

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LifeNotes: 1960s Country Singer Joyce Paul Passes

Former country recording artist Joyce Paul passed away this week at age 78. […]

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DISClaimer: Chuck Wicks, Maren Morris Offer Exceptional New Singles

We have an even blend of familiar names and newcomers this week, and that’s just how I […]

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