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: Day of Duets

The duets by Kenny & Dolly and Keith & Miranda are as good as it gets. Sheryl Crow is back, […]

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Lifenotes: Hit Songwriter / Sideman X. Lincoln Passes

Aries X. Lincoln, who made his mark as a touring band member and songwriter in Country […]

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Lifenotes: Musician, Author Barry McCloud Passes

McCloud died on Sept. 26. His book Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country […]

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America’s Last Medicine-Show Performer Tommy Scott Dies At 96

Georgia native was a singer, songwriter, ventriloquist, comic, actor, and show business entrepreneur […]

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DISClaimer: When The Stars Come Out To Shine

I like any listening session when the stars come out to shine, and we have no shortage of them […]

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DISClaimer: Ladies Have the Best Sound

It’s a girl-power day. Males dominate the releases this week – what else is new? – but the […]

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Lifenotes: Country Artist Marvin Rainwater Passes

Marvin Rainwater, a country star of the 1950s, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Minneapolis, MN. He died of […]

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Lifenotes: Musician and Audio Innovator Bill West Passes

Steel guitarist, songwriter and audio innovator Bill West died on Thursday, Sept. 19, at […]

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LifeNotes: R&B Musician DeFord Bailey Jr. Passes

DeFord Bailey Jr. died last Sunday, Sept. 15, in his hometown of Nashville. He was 81 years […]

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Singer-Songwriter Vikki Sallee Dillard Passes

The singer-songwriter billed herself as the “Queen of Hillbilly Hollywood” and maintained the […]

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DisClaimer: Americana In The Spotlight

It’s Americana Music Week in Nashville. During the past few months, DisClaimer has shone its […]

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