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: Country Songwriting Great Wayne Kemp Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Wayne Kemp, who wrote hits for such superstars as […]

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DISClaimer: Dreamers & Singers

This is a week for beginners. Fully eight of these 10 artists are making their debuts in the […]

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LifeNotes: Services Set For Guitar Great James “Spider” Wilson

A celebration of the life of James “Spider” Wilson is scheduled for 1 p.m. this afternoon […]

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DISClaimer: Disc of the Day Triple Play

It’s all stars, no waiting, here at the CRS convention in Music City. With the big-shot radio […]

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LifeNotes: Songwriter-Keyboardist Bobby Emmons Passes

Renowned songwriter and session keyboardist Bobby Emmons died Monday night at age 72. […]

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DISClaimer: A Slice of Americana

The women of Americana are in the spotlight more than ever this winter. Rosanne Cash swept all […]

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Gospel Great Mosie Lister Passes

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Mosie Lister has died at age 93 […]

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DISClaimer: All Under The Country Umbrella

Oldie revivals, Euro-country, a teenager, redneck rocking and a Grammy TV success story — today’s […]

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LifeNotes: The Crickets Member Joe B. Mauldin Dies

Nashville lost one of its Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame members over the weekend when Joe B. […]

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DISClaimer: Sans Bro Country, Nashville’s Songwriters Shine

With no bro country in sight this week, the Nashville songwriting community is strutting its […]

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DISClaimer: Royal Tailor, For King & Country Light Up CCM

To say that DisClaimer is woefully behind in reviewing CCM recordings would be the […]

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