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: Frankie Ballard, Mo Pitney Tie In A Dead Heat

It’s Star Time in today’s country edition of DISClaimer. Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, […]

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DISClaimer: Natalie Hemby’s Dazzling ‘Puxico’

Today’s survey of current Americana sounds has both old friends and fresh faces. […]

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LifeNotes: Guitarist/Producer Tommy Allsup Passes

Famed guitarist, record producer and former Nashville session musician Tommy Allsup has died […]

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DISClaimer: Dwight Yoakam Returns To ‘Grass Roots on New CD

To refresh your head and restore your spirit, I recommend a stroll through the field of bluegrass. The […]

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DISClaimer: Three Promising Newcomers Earn DISCovery Honor

Happy New Year. We’re starting 2017 the right way in DisClaimer, by showcasing [..]

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LifeNotes: ‘Hee Haw’ Producer Sam Lovullo Passes

Sam Lovullo, who produced the iconic country TV show Hee Haw for 25 years, died on […]

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[Updated]: Nashville-Related Music Obituaries 2016

Nashville’s music community suffered more losses than ever before during 2016. The Nashville […]

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LifeNotes: “Teddy Bear” Songwriter Passes

Singer-songwriter Billy Joe Burnette, best known as the co-writer of the million-selling Red […]

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LifeNotes: Veteran Music Row Personality Ruth White Passes

Ruth B. White has passed away at age 87. A 2010 SOURCE honoree, White spent her life involved […]

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DISClaimer: Brothers Osborne Close Out 2016 With A Righteous Stomper

Some of country’s top stars are closing out the year in style. Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town […]

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‘Hee Haw’s’ Gordie Tapp Dead At Age 94

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Gordie Tapp has passed away at the age of 94 […]

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