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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Country Star Bonnie Lou Dies At Age 91

Country and pop hit maker Bonnie Lou passed away in Cincinnati on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at age 91 […]

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Gospel’s Hemphill Family Loses Matriarch LaBreeska Hemphill

LaBreeska Hemphill, the matriarch of the gospel singing family, The Hemphills, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Nashville at age 75 […]

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DISClaimer: Randy Rogers Band, Ray Price and Ashland Belle

The indie acts are in the spotlight today. Whether they are big-label veterans like Randy Rogers Band […]

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DISClaimer: Top-Notch Singers Reign Supreme

Today’s field of airplay contenders is a crowded one. Old Dominion, Drake White, Chris Stapleton, […]

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LifeNotes: Songwriting Great Ted Harris Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Ted Harris has died at age 78. According to Hall of Fame […]

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LifeNotes: Old-Time Country Traditionalist Ramona Jones Passes

Champion old-time fiddler Ramona Jones died in Goodlettsville, Tennessee at age 91 on Tuesday […]

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DISClaimer: Rhiannon Giddens, Plus Three Discs of the Day

DisClaimer takes a tour through the land of Americana this week and finds a lot to like. So much […]

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Industry-Leading Blackbird Studio Names New Manager

Music industry veteran Rolff Zwiep has been named manager of Blackbird Studio, Tennessee’s […]

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DISClaimer: Chris Stapleton, Ryan Kinder Bring Ace Musicianship To New Singles

Big stars are side-by-side with complete unknowns this week. In fact, more than half […]

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LifeNotes: Country Singer Tommy Overstreet Passes

Singer, songwriter and former Music Row executive Tommy Overstreet passed away on Nov. 2 at his […]

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DISClaimer: CMA Awards Week Brings Out Top-Notch Releases

It seems the stars are out in more ways than one during this Country Music Week. They twinkle at […]

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