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: Fairfield Four Member Robert Hamlett Dies

The highly influential, Grammy Award winning gospel group The Fairfield Four has lost member [...]

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DISClaimer: Cam, Brandy Clark, Aubrie Sellers Break Up The Boys Club

For a while, it looked like Billy Currington, LOCASH or Dierks Bentley was going to rule the [...]
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LifeNotes: Singer, Label Founder Curtis Potter Dies

Curtis Potter, noted in Texas country music circles as a “singer’s singer,” has died at age 75. [...]

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DISClaimer: Taylor Swift, Anderson East Offer Superb New Singles

We’ll be up to our necks in country music in the weeks to come, what with CRS and all, so [...]
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DISClaimer: Tim McGraw, The Cactus Blossoms, Loretta Lynn And More Fine Music

It’s not that I’m getting soft in the head; it’s just that everyone made interesting music thi
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LifeNotes: Noted Guitarist Pete Huttlinger Passes

Nashville acoustic-guitar great Pete Huttlinger has died at age 54. He recorded more than 15 albums [...]

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DISClaimer: Chris Young, Cassadee Pope Shine On New Collaboration

It’s a day for vocal collaborations. Our two top discs today are both harmony-vocal workouts. [...]
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Memorial Service Scheduled For Songwriter Don Pfrimmer

Award-winning songwriter Don Pfrimmer died last night, Dec. 7, after a battle with leukemia. He was 78. [...]

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LifeNotes: Gospel Great, Former BMI Exec Joe Moscheo Dies

Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Joe Moscheo was known to thousands of music industry folks [...]

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LifeNotes: Trucker Song Specialist Red Simpson Passes

Bakersfield Sound pioneer Red Simpson passed away on Jan. 8 following a heart attack.

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LifeNotes: Hit Writer And Singer Troy Shondell Passes

Pop-country performer and former Music Row song publisher Troy Shondell has died [...]

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