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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Publisher/Producer John E. Denny Dies

Longtime Music Row business figure John E. Denny died Tuesday (July 21) at age 79. He had been battling […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Cam, Keith Urban, A Thousand Horses, And More

Baby acts, established hit makers and living legends combine for a tasty musical […]

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Singer-Songwriter Craig Martin Laid To Rest

Country songwriter Craig Matthew Martin Sr. died suddenly this month at age 52. The vocalist and […]

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Tractors Member Jamie Oldaker Dies At 68

Drummer Jamie Oldaker, best known to country fans as a member of The Tractors, passed away on […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Tyler Childers, And More

This was a week of left-field surprises. In our “comeback” department, we have a strong return […]

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Great Escape Record Retailer Gary Walker Dies

Multi-faceted country-music figure Gary Walker passed away on Wednesday (July 8) at age 87. […]

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DISClaimer Singles Reviews: Luke Bryan, Lindsay Ell, Avenue Beat, And More

We have gender parity this week, which in country music is a shameful rarity. Both our male and female entries […]

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Country Music Hall of Fame Member Charlie Daniels Passes

Country music and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels has passed, according to […]

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DISClaimer: Kenny Chesney, Trisha Yearwood, Lauren Alaina, The Chicks, And More

This DISClaimer has it all. From Music Row’s revered songwriting community come […]

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Standout Guitarist Pete Carr Passes

Musicians Hall of Fame member Pete Carr died on Saturday (June 27) at age 70. Based in Muscle […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Eric Church, Josh Turner, Pryor & Lee, And More

Country music reasserts its potency in this week’s column. Some of its finest exponents are here—Josh Turner & Chris Janson, […]

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