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: Day of the Duos

The Disc of the Day prize goes to Dan + Shay, who are headed directly for stardom, in my […]

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LifeNotes: IFCO’s Loudilla Johnson Passes

Loudilla Johnson, who co-founded the International Fan Club Organization (IFCO) died in Franklin, […]

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DISClaimer: Gentlemen and a Lady

Just about everyone’s rocking this week, so summer must be just around the corner. The contest for […]

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DISClaimer: A Legend Leads The Way

A legend leads the way today. Timeless treasure Dolly Parton comes out swinging with the […]

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DISClaimer: Using Country’s Not-So-Secret Weapon

Faced with a uniformly good smorgasbord of flavors, I’m falling back on songwriting quality as […]

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DISClaimer: Baby Acts Steal The Musical Thunder

The baby acts stole the thunder from the established stars this week. As much as I loved the […]

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DISClaimer: Americana Serves Up Irresistible Tunes

There’s a lot to like in today’s survey of current Americana records. Both of the bands here, […]

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DISClaimer: The Dueling Divas

Unquestionably the two best records in this stack belong to Martina McBride and Carlene Carter […]

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DISClaimer: Tin Pan South Week

Since this is Tin Pan South week, it’s appropriate that this stack of platters is dominated by […]

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DISClaimer: Curing Country Radio’s Dearth of Female Artists

It is pathetic how few women are on the Country charts these days. Meanwhile, pop radio embraces […]

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Lifenotes: Elroy Kahanek

Kahanek is best known for his work in radio promotion. He was the vice president of Country promotion […]

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