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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Nashville Song “Mother Emanuel” Will Be Sung At Memorial For Charleston Church Shooting

Gospel legend Shirley Caesar will perform “Mother Emanuel” this weekend at a memorial for […]

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DISClaimer: Maggie Rose’s “Same Sky” Wins Disc Of The Day

We’ll be hearing a lot of new songs during these next few days of the CMA Music Festival. Here are […]

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LifeNotes: Pop/Country Stylist Floyd Robinson Passes

Floyd Robinson, best known for his 1959 top-20 pop hit “Makin’ Love,” has died at age 83. Born […]

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DISClaimer: Dierks Bentley, Sammy Arriaga Bring Rhythm, Energy On New Singles

“T for Texas, T for Tennessee.” That’s what the great Jimmie Rodgers wrote and sang. And it’s as […]

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LifeNotes: Revered Vocal Coach Phoebe Binkley Passes

Phoebe Binkley, who coached dozens of Nashville superstars and thousands of unknowns for […]

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DISClaimer: Chris Young, Drew Baldridge, Wes Hightower Bring Stunning Tracks

I’m running late this week, so let me be brief. Without question, Chris Young has the Disc of the Day. […]

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DISClaimer: Raves For Parmalee, Wayne Toups, Jacey, Rob Baird

The stars got trumped by the indies this week. The male performance of the day belongs to the […]

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LifeNotes: Johnny Sea, Singer Of “Day For Decision,” Dies

Country artist Johnny Sea, best known for his “answer song” 1966’s “Day For Decision,” has died […]

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LifeNotes: Legendary Songwriter Guy Clark Passes

Guy Clark, a Grammy-winning recording artist, songwriter’s songwriter and mentor to a generation […]

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DISClaimer: Superb Vocalists Chris Stapleton, James Dupré Offer Soulful Singles

There are lots of stars in the mix today, but they’re not always the artists who shine […]

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DISClaimer: Diamonds In The Duos

It’s the Day of the Duos. The three best country singles this week all come from teams—Florida […]

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