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: 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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LifeNotes: Boy Howdy Co-Founder, Drummer Hugh Wright Passes

Drummer Hugh Wright, who co-founded the hit country band Boy Howdy […]

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DISClaimer: George Strait Delivers With “Cold Beer Conversation”

It must be that time of the year. The fourth-quarter releases are dropping regularly, and […]

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LifeNotes: Country, Pop Hitmaker Billy Joe Royal Passes

Country and pop song stylist Billy Joe Royal has died at age 73. The Georgia native […]

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DISClaimer: Brantley Gilbert’s Latest Hit ‘Potent and Believable’

Most of these folks are rocking their way into the fall season. Aaron Watson, Lauren Alaina, […]

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DISClaimer: Praise For Craig Morgan, Mo Pitney, Home Free

Leaves are falling and the fall releases are beginning to drop, too. One thing we do not have this week is a first-timer […]

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Songwriter Paul Overstreet Plans Theater Musical

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Paul Overstreet begins staging his first musical […]

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