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: Music City’s Female Pop/Rock Queens Make Some Noise

Nashville’s country gals are having a tough time, but their pop/rock sisters in Music City [...]
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DISCLAIMER: Big Stars and Fresh Newcomers Abound

Big stars and talented newcomers mix well in today’s DisClaimer. In the latter category are such [
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LifeNotes: Influential Producer Bob Johnston Dies

Bob Johnston, the producer who made Nashville a destination for recording by visiting pop [...]

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DisClaimer: The Purebred Strut

I believe these are called the dog days of summer. Sure enough, you’ll find some “dogs” among
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Producing And Songwriting Titan Billy Sherrill Dies

Country Music Hall of Fame member Billy Sherrill passed away today (Aug. 4) at age 78. As a record [...]

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DisClaimer: Who Let The Dogs Out?

There’s a whole pack of major label show dogs vying for our attention this week. So many [...]
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Colorful Talent Manager Tandy Rice Passes

Music Row magnate Tandy Rice died at Centennial Hospital on Monday (Aug. 3) afternoon. He was 76 [...]

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Dolly Dazzles At Ryman Homecoming

They call her a living legend for a reason. At a pair of weekend concerts at Ryman Auditorium, Dolly [...]

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DisClaimer: Americana Take Us In Many Directions This Week

Enduringly great Robert Earl Keen is on a bluegrass trip. Songwriters Richard Fagan and Jack Tempchi
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Johnny Slate Dies at Age 77

John Thomas Slate had a multifaceted music career in Nashville, making his mark as a song [...]

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Songwriting Great Wayne Carson Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Wayne Carson passed away on the morning of July 20, following [...]

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