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: Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Nathan Stanley With Patty Loveless, Mitchell Tenpenny Lead New Offerings

Country music is alive and well. Patty Loveless returns as the duet partner of Ralph Stanley’s […]

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Singer Shirley Foley Boone Passes

Former Nashville vocalist Shirley Foley Boone died on Jan. 11 at age 84. She is usually recalled as […]

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Country-Pop Star Bonnie Guitar Dies At 95

West Coast country personality Bonnie Guitar passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, at age 95 […]

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Dr. Hook’s Ray Sawyer Passes

Former Nashville pop star Ray Sawyer died in Florida on New Year’s Eve […]

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Honky-Tonk Great Whitey Shafer Passes

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Whitey Shafer died on Saturday, Jan. 12, at age 84 following […]

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DISClaimer: Stellar Gospel Efforts From Josh Turner, Gold City, Gordon Mote

Music Row gets religion this week. In today’s stack of country platters, we find fabulous […]

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Singing-Cowboy Promoter Packy Smith Passes

Nashville’s Packy Smith, renowned as an expert on western music and movies, has died at age 77. […]

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Songwriting Mainstay Phil Thomas Passes

Country songwriter Phil Thomas, a presence on the Music Row scene for three decades, died Saturday […]

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Celebration Of Life Planned For Musician Victor Mecyssne

A Celebration of Life in remembrance of musician Victor Mecyssne is being scheduled for this coming […]

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DISClaimer: Florida Georgia Line, Anna Vaus, Brantley Gilbert, Lindsay Ell Offer Sparkling New Tracks

Wait a minute: You mean the winter break won’t go on forever, and I have deadlines again? […]

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Nashville-Related Obituaries- 2018

As the year closes, we mourn the passing of some of our greatest musical contributors. The Nashville […]

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