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: The Boys Are Back In Town

Groups are in the spotlight today. The bands bearing the names of John D. Hale, Phillip Fox and [..
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DISClaimer: Comeback Kids

The trend of this listening session is the return of fondly remembered voices. Greeting us [...]
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DISClaimer: Country Music Stages A Comeback

Apparently, there are still a few record makers out there who still cherish our honky-tonk [...]
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DISClaimer: A Radio Slot For The Good Ol’ Boys

The good ol’ boys are back in full force. With this week’s announcement that Taylor Swift’s [...
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DISClaimer: Joe Nichols Wins Disc of the Day

The story today is told by the newcomer females. Three of them are vying for the DisCovery Award [
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DISClaimer: What’s In A Name?

There is no controversy about my choice for the Disc of the Day prize. Chris Young RULES.[...]
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LifeNotes: Music Business Vet Jimmy Key Passes

Veteran country song publisher and talent agency executive Jimmy Key died on Friday, [...]

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Birth of Country Museum Opens

In the summer of 1927, Victor Records talent scout Ralph Peer discovered two of country music’s [...]

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DISClaimer: The Summer Doldrums

Is this what they mean by the summer doldrums? I found nothing today that you can’t [...]
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LifeNotes: Top Song Scout Don Lanier Passes

During his 1980s tenure as Director of A&R for MCA Records in Nashville, Don Lanier found the songs [...]

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DISClaimer: A Session Full of Surprises

Today we have a listening session that’s full of surprises. Hats off to Maddie & Tae for [...]
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Country Artist George Riddle Dies

Country entertainer George Riddle died Sunday, July 20, in his home state of Indiana […]

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Journalist Lydia Dixon Harden Passes

Country-music journalist Lydia Dixon Harden passed away last week at age 55 [...]

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DISClaimer: An Americana Review

With master song craftspeople David Olney and Mary Gauthier celebrating new record releases in [...]
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DISClaimer: Championing The Underdogs

Yes, Luke Bryan has a new single, and, yes, it sounds good, and, yes, it is a hit. Nevertheless, my
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LifeNotes: Celebrated Photographer Hope Powell Passes

Hope Powell, the doyenne of Nashville’s celebrity photographers, has died at age 90. She was one [...]

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DISCLAIMER: Twin Towers of Talent

This listening session starred two twin towers of talent. The two best records of the week belong [.
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DISClaimer: Messina, Houser Deliver Solid Songs, Superb Vocals

When you get right down to it, I’m still a sucker for a great singer and/or a well-crafted song [
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DISClaimer: Nashville’s Pop/Rock Scene On Fire

The Nashville pop/rock community is on fire this summer. Last month, The Black Keys’ new album [..
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Songwriter Don Devaney Passes

Hit country songwriter Don Devaney died on Friday, June 6. His friends and family will gather […]

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