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: 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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Musicians Hall Celebrates Garth Brooks, Rock, Soul, Country, Studio Honorees

The 2016 Musicians Hall of Fame induction ceremony was punctuated by standing ovations as […]

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DisClaimer: Josh Abbott Band, Ryan Follese Top New Releases

Duos and groups rule in today’s “DisClaimer.” Collaborations like Cyndi Lauper with […]

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Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster Enter Country Music Hall of Fame

This year’s Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony was rich with music and emotion as inductees Randy […]

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DISClaimer: Music City Offers Way More Than Country

Nashville’s non-country scene has never been livelier. Today, we have jazz, rock song demos […]

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DISClaimer: Sylvia, Morgan Wallen, Paulina Jayne Offer Sterling New Tracks

I love listening sessions like this, where new sounds pop up moment after moment. Therefore, […]

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LifeNotes: Comic Singer-Songwriter Kacey Jones Passes

Nashville singer-songwriter Kacey Jones passed away on Thursday (Sept. 1). She was 66 years old. […]

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DISClaimer: Two Duets Tie For Disc Of The Day

Today’s listening session is the way things ought to be, split almost evenly between male and female […]

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LifeNotes: Opry Matriarch Jean Shepard Passes At 82

Honky-tonk siren, independent-female country pioneer, Grand Ole Opry matriarch and Country Music […]

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