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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Female Country Pioneer Bertha Garcia Passes

Old-time fiddler and singer Bertha Woodruff Garcia died on Monday, Feb. 20, in Nashville at age 93 […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/22/12)

Everybody’s trying to introduce new artists, so do you think it might be Country Radio Seminar week or something? […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/15/12)

Eric Church and David Nail are finishing in a dead heat for the Disc of the Day award […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/08/12)

They don’t call it Country Music City, just Music City, and this week we’re celebrating that with everything from rock to rap, classical to jazz. There’s plenty to explore in this stack of Nashville’s musically diverse platters […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/01/12)

Every now and then I am reminded of why I do this job. This week, that reminder came after listening to the thrilling new collection by Gretchen Peters. Her Hello Cruel World album is so great it is practically terrifying. She tore me apart with every song. There is going to be a star in […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/25/12)

There is life after major labels. That’s today’s message, coming to us loud and clear from […]

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Soul Queen Etta James Dies

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member Etta James, one of the greatest soul singers in history, has died in Los Angeles at age 73.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/18/12)

It’s Ballad Week, with Phil Vassar, Laura Bell Bundy, Georgette Jones and Mark Wayne Glasmire all offering slower tempo offerings […]

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The Opry’s Charlie Collins Passes

Grand Ole Opry member and world-class flat-top guitarist Charlie Collins has died at the age of 78 […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/11/12)

Clay Walker, Ira Dean, Josh Turner and Shooter Jennings are the men of the hour […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/04/12)

Let’s start the New Year with some star power, shall we? […]

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