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: Dierks Bentley and a String of Newcomers

I always like it when there are plenty of newcomers in the week’s stack of platters. […]

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[Updated] LifeNotes: Grand Ole Opry’s George Hamilton IV Passes

A Ryman Auditorium memorial service has been set for Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV, who […]

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LifeNotes: Gospel’s Speer Family Member Passes

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Mary Tom Speer Reid died Tuesday in Nashville at age […]

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DISClaimer: Male-Female Duos Find Musical Homes in Americana

It’s Americana week here in Music City. For some reason, this genre has lately been specializing […]

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DISClaimer: The Boys Are Back In Town

Groups are in the spotlight today. The bands bearing the names of John D. Hale, Phillip Fox and […]

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DISClaimer: Comeback Kids

The trend of this listening session is the return of fondly remembered voices. Greeting us […]

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DISClaimer: Country Music Stages A Comeback

Apparently, there are still a few record makers out there who still cherish our honky-tonk […]

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DISClaimer: A Radio Slot For The Good Ol’ Boys

The good ol’ boys are back in full force. With this week’s announcement that Taylor Swift’s […]

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DISClaimer: Joe Nichols Wins Disc of the Day

The story today is told by the newcomer females. Three of them are vying for the DisCovery Award […]

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DISClaimer: What’s In A Name?

There is no controversy about my choice for the Disc of the Day prize. Chris Young RULES.[…]

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LifeNotes: Music Business Vet Jimmy Key Passes

Veteran country song publisher and talent agency executive Jimmy Key died on Friday, […]

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