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: 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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CMA Awards Throw Curveballs As Chris Stapleton Wins Three Categories

At this year’s CMA Awards, the predictable Entertainer, Female, Group, Duo and Musician winners […]

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DISClaimer: The Cox Family, The Hillbenders Offer Some of The Best in Bluegrass

People are always asking me what I’m listening to. Well, in recent weeks, some of the coolest […]

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DISClaimer: Brett Eldredge, Backroad Anthem Offer Captivating New Music

Veterans and newcomers are in the mix this week, in equal portions. Representing the first […]

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LifeNotes: North Carolina Broadcaster Doug Mayes Passes

Country Radio Hall of Fame member Doug Mayes passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, at his home in […]

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LifeNotes: Producer/Guitarist John Jennings Passes

Producer, guitarist and recording artist John Jennings, best known for his work with Mary […]

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DISClaimer: Showcasing Great Country Singers

What is this, Great Country Singers Week? It is inspiring and overwhelming how many great […]

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