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 Single Reviews: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Lucinda Williams, John Prine

The abiding importance of song craftsmanship is on full display in this week’s Americana […]

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Songwriter Larry W. Johnson Passes

“Don’t Take the Girl” co-writer Larry W. Johnson died on June 16 at age 69. The song was a massive hit […]

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Hit Songwriter Glenn Ray Passes

Country songwriter Glenn Ray passed away on Thursday (June 11) at the age of 82. He is best known […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Luke Combs, Cole Swindell, Trace Adkins, And More

The opposing forces of pop and country are lined up in this week’s playlist. On one side are Adam Hambrick and […]

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[Update]: Celebration Of Life Service Set For Jimmy Capps

A visitation and a Celebration of Life service have been set for late guitarist Jimmy Capps. Visitation will […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton

When times are hard, you can always count on Nashville’s music makers to get you through […]

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Former CBS Records, Warner, Asylum Music Exec Stan Byrd Dies At 77

Veteran country record promoter and Music Row businessman Stan Byrd died in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Morgan Wallen, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, And More

Some days, your favorite music comes from the most unexpected places. This week, we have great new tunes […]

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Bucky Baxter, Steel Guitarist For Bob Dylan And Founding Member Of The Dukes, Passes At 65

Nashville instrumentalist Bucky Baxter passed away in Florida on Monday (May 25) at age 65. Best known […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Brothers Osborne, Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line, And More

So many of my favorites checked in with new music this week. My personal playlist always has room for anything […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews: Mo Pitney, Jordan Davis, Eric Paslay, Corey Crowder, Chrissy Metz, And More

It sounds to me like Music Row has springtime on its mind. Jordan Davis, Eric Paslay and Sam […]

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