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: Country Music Making A Comeback?

Country music, I mean real country music, returns with a vengeance this week. With top-shelf […]

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Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Passes

The entertainment world is mourning the passing of Mel Tillis today. Following a lengthy struggle to […]

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DISClaimer: CMA Awards Spotlight New Tracks

I thought country music offered America a pretty good representation of what it’s all about […]

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Garth And Miranda Make History At CMA “Unity” Show

The ABC-TV network telecast of the 51st Annual CMA Awards conveyed a theme of love, unity […]

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“Everlasting Love” Singer Dies In Music City

Nashville soul singer Robert Knight has passed away at age 72. In 1967, he recorded the […]

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Bakersfield Country Pioneer Billy Mize Dies

Billy Mize, a key figure on the California country scene of the 1950s and 1960s, has died at age […]

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DISClaimer: The Tried And The True

Country music charges into the fall season, still pretty much sticking to the […]

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DISClaimer: Shenandoah Makes A Comeback, Ashley McBryde Makes Classic Country Debut

A couple of comebacks and a whole lot of debuts characterize this edition […]

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DISClaimer: Hunter Hayes & The Shadowboxers Team For “Charming” New Track

Fall is in the air, and that means get ready for a flood of new releases […]

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DISClaimer: Maren Morris, Travis Meadows Rise Above With New Singles

This is a week of thoughtful ballads. Kellie Pickler, Delta Rae, Taylor Hicks and Maren Morris […]

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DISClaimer: Montgomery Gentry Wins Disc of the Day

Outstanding submissions from Montgomery Gentry, Russell Dickerson […]

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