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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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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DISClaimer: April Kry, Dave McElroy Top Independent Releases

It’s independents’ day. The major country music record labels all seem to be missing in […]

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CMA’s Jo Walker-Meador Passes

Country Music Hall of Fame member Jo Walker-Meador passed away on Tuesday evening (Aug. 15), following a […]

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DISClaimer: Ryan Hurd, Brett Eldredge Enchant With New Music

Variety is the spice of life. This week’s country offerings range from over-produced, slick Nashville items […]

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Hall Of Fame Great Glen Campbell Passes

Superstar Glen Campbell’s ordeal with Alzheimer’s disease has ended. The Country Music Hall of Fame […]

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DisClaimer: Florida Georgia Line’s “Smooth,” Funky New Single

The superstars are in short supply this week. Fortunately, Florida Georgia Line’s new single is so strong […]

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