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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LifeNotes: “A Place To Fall Apart” Songwriter Freddy Powers Passes

Songwriter, producer and ace musician Freddy Powers has died at age 84. Powers was a […]

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Of Songwriters And Books: Six Reading Recommendations

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LifeNotes: Star Bass Player Mike Chapman Passes

Renowned Nashville bass instrumentalist Mike Chapman has died at age 63. […]

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DISClaimer: Blake Shelton Has A Way With Hit Songs

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Nashville Song “Mother Emanuel” Will Be Sung At Memorial For Charleston Church Shooting

Gospel legend Shirley Caesar will perform “Mother Emanuel” this weekend at a memorial for […]

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DISClaimer: Maggie Rose’s “Same Sky” Wins Disc Of The Day

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LifeNotes: Pop/Country Stylist Floyd Robinson Passes

Floyd Robinson, best known for his 1959 top-20 pop hit “Makin’ Love,” has died at age 83. Born […]

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DISClaimer: Dierks Bentley, Sammy Arriaga Bring Rhythm, Energy On New Singles

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LifeNotes: Revered Vocal Coach Phoebe Binkley Passes

Phoebe Binkley, who coached dozens of Nashville superstars and thousands of unknowns for […]

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DISClaimer: Chris Young, Drew Baldridge, Wes Hightower Bring Stunning Tracks

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DISClaimer: Raves For Parmalee, Wayne Toups, Jacey, Rob Baird

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