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: Beach Music Kingpin Clifford Curry Passes

Funeral services for Nashville’s soul music mainstay Clifford Curry were held in Knoxville […]

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DISClaimer: IBMA Contenders Showcase Sterling Tracks

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LifeNotes: Pedal Steel Pioneer Bud Isaacs Passes

Bud Isaacs, who made country music history as the first person to play the pedal steel guitar on […]

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DISClaimer: Jennifer Nettles, The Band Perry Offer Charming New Tracks

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DISClaimer: David Nail, Brandy Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus Stand Out

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LifeNotes: Fiddle Great Hoot Hester Passes

Longtime Opry staff fiddler Hoot Hester has died at age 65. Hester joined the Grand Ole Opry staff band […]

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DISClaimer: Lori McKenna, Josh Farrow Lead Americana Releases

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DISClaimer: Dolly Parton, Drake White Are Bright Spots This Week

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LifeNotes: Limeliters Singer Glenn Yarbrough Passes

Singer Glenn Yarbrough, famed for his 1965 pop hit “Baby the Rain Must Fall” passed away in […]

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DISClaimer: Keith Urban’s “Blue” Ballad Stands Out In A Rock Crowd

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LifeNotes: Country Songwriter Richard Fagan Passes

Hit Nashville songwriter Richard Fagan has succumbed to liver cancer. He died Friday (Aug. 5) with […]

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