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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Former Judds Manager Ken Stilts Dies

Ken Stilts, a prominent country-music artist manager and record-label executive of the 1980s […]

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DISClaimer: Newcomers Dylan Scott, Patrick Thomas Seize The Day

We say hello to a lot of old friends this week, yet it’s the newcomers who seize the day. Teea Goans, Mac McAnally, […]

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DISClaimer: The Week In Americana

It’s Americana Music week here in Music City, and this edition of DisClaimer celebrates that […]

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Country Music Hall Of Fame Great Don Williams Passes

Don Williams, known for his mellow, laid-back delivery of more than 30 top-10 country hits during a […]

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DISClaimer: Chase Rice, Zac Brown Band, Brandon Lay Top This Week’s Offerings

Country music returns to form in this post Labor Day season, and that means all boys, […]

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Bluegrass Great Pete Kuykendall Passes

Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Pete Kuykendall has died in Virginia at age 79. It would be hard to overstate […]

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DISClaimer: Americana Saviors

Come and save us, please, Americana music. Country has created a radio […]

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ACM Honors Show Shines With Stars

This year’s Academy of Country Music “Honors” event was the most star-studded in the organization’s […]

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Former RCA Exec Dave Wheeler Passes

Longtime RCA Records sales executive Dave Wheeler died Saturday, Aug. 19, at age 83. He helped shape […]

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Nashville R&B, Gospel Mainstay Jesse Boyce Dies

Singer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, bandleader, businessman and entertainer […]

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Rockabilly Pioneer Sonny Burgess Dies

Sun Records artist Sonny Burgess, one of the last of the original rockabilly stylists, has died at age 88. Burgess passed […]

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