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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Star Percussionist Willie Ackerman Passes

Longtime drummer on the Grand Ole Opry, “Hee Haw” and on Music Row recording sessions […]

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DISClaimer: Nashville owns Christmas music

The Disc of the Day belongs to Blake Shelton. The DisCovery Award goes to Marie Miller for her creative take on “Silent Night” […]

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DISClaimer: Train Teams With Ashley Monroe

The two best country platters of the week both come from bands who are considered to be outside the country format […]

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Music Executive Rick Blackburn Passes Away

Longtime CBS Nashville and Atlantic Records Nashville head dies […]

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DISClaimer: Hooked on ‘Nashville’

If you’re not hooked on ‘Nashville,’ you’re not watching. Hayden Panettiere has the Disc of the Day […]

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Country Songwriter Frank Dycus Passes

Country songwriting great Frank Dycus has died at age 72. The writer of hits for George Strait, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt, Porter Wagoner and […]

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DISClaimer: Carrie Underwood Rules (11/21/12)

The Oklahoma-bred gal who cleverly calls her publishing company Carrie Okie has absolutely no challengers this week. She stands tall with the undisputed Disc of the Day […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (11/14/12)

Reviews of the latest singles from Kix Brooks, Lee Brice, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale and more […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (11/07/12)

Reviews of the latest singles from Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band and more […]

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Songwriting Great Jan Crutchfield Dies

Services will be held today (Monday) at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/31/12)

Reviews of the latest singles by Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Toby Keith and more […]

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