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: Disc of the Day Triple Play

It’s all stars, no waiting, here at the CRS convention in Music City. With the big-shot radio […
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LifeNotes: Songwriter-Keyboardist Bobby Emmons Passes

Renowned songwriter and session keyboardist Bobby Emmons died Monday night at age 72. [...]

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DISClaimer: A Slice of Americana

The women of Americana are in the spotlight more than ever this winter. Rosanne Cash swept all [...]
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Gospel Great Mosie Lister Passes

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Mosie Lister has died at age 93 [...]

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DISClaimer: All Under The Country Umbrella

Oldie revivals, Euro-country, a teenager, redneck rocking and a Grammy TV success story — today’s
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LifeNotes: The Crickets Member Joe B. Mauldin Dies

Nashville lost one of its Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame members over the weekend when Joe B. [...]

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DISClaimer: Sans Bro Country, Nashville’s Songwriters Shine

With no bro country in sight this week, the Nashville songwriting community is strutting its [...]

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DISClaimer: Royal Tailor, For King & Country Light Up CCM

To say that DisClaimer is woefully behind in reviewing CCM recordings would be the [...]

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DISClaimer: Underdogs Have Their Day in the Sun

The superstars are playing at the top of their game, but even underdogs have their day [...]
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LifeNotes: Music Journalist Bill Littleton Dies

Veteran country-music journalist Bill Littleton passed away last weekend in his home state of [...]

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LifeNotes: Bluegrass Song Great Dixie Hall Passes

Award-winning bluegrass songwriter and former top country-music journalist Dixie Hall has [...]

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DISClaimer: Starting The Year Off Bright

The winter skies may be unendingly gray, but this week’s country music sounds bright. Superstar [.
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LifeNotes: Nashville Nightclub Owner Rick Martin Passes

Rick Martin, one of the great personalities of the Nashville nightclub scene, passed away on [...]

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DISClaimer: Female Voices Make A Strong Showing in 2015

This past one was terrible for women in country music, so I am pleased to report that in the [...]
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Session Great Henry Strzelecki Passes

One of the greatest session musicians in Nashville recording history has passed away [...]

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Industry Mourns Jimmy Dickens

The public is invited to celebrate the life of the late, legendary Jimmy Dickens at both his [...]

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LifeNotes: Songwriter/Producer Ed Penney Dies

Veteran Nashville songwriter and producer Ed Penney died peacefully at home on Dec. 29 at age 89. [...]

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Nashville-Related Music Obituaries – 2014

As the year draws to a close, we pause to remember the folks we lost in 2014. The senior citizen [...]

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Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Larry Henley Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Larry Henley has died at age 77 [...]

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DISClaimer: Christmas Tidings

Here’s our “DISClaimer” column rounding up some of the rest of Nashville’s holiday musical [
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