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Robert K. Oermann (Author)
Born:  June 6, 1947

About The Author

Robert K. Oermann's career that he is known for began when he was working at his grandmother's music store - Lowe's House of Music in DuBois, PA. He helped at the cash register and was paid in 45rpm records. He became a lifelong collector and is known to have one of the largest private record collections. A 2018 feature article written by Juli Thanki in The Tennessean indicated he had over 300,000 records in his collection.

He wrote the book "Finding Her Voice" in 1993 with his wife, Mary Bufwack about women in country music that also resulted in a CBS television special.

He moved to Nashville in 1978 at the age of 30, he made the decision to move to Nashville. Up to that point he had been a painter and a steel mill worker. But gradually he found himself immersed into Music City happenings and events.

He got a job as a reference librarian at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He met many writers and researchers and when he saw what they wrote, he told himself, "I could do that." From there he started writing for various publications. Because a music reporter for The Tennessean and also in USA Today.

Robert K. Oermann is a long time contributor of articles for the MusicRow publication in Nashville, TN. One can see a list of his articles:


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A Century Of Country Music
By Robert K. Oermann
TV Books LLC
319 Pages
ISBN:  1-57500-083-0

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America's Music
The Roots of Country
By Robert K. Oermann
Turner Publishing, Inc.
240 Pages
ISBN:  1-57036-228-9

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Finding Her Voice
The Saga of Women in Country Music
By Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann
Crown Publishers, Inc.
594 Pages
ISBN:  0-517-58114-0

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Little Miss Dynamite
The Life and Times of Brenda Lee
By Brenda Lee
with Robert K. Oermann and Julie Clay
305 Pages
ISBN:  0-7868-6644-6

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
By Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann
Chronicle Books
380 Pages
ISBN:  978-1797205090

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Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy
By Robert K. Oermann
Center Street
416 Pages
ISBN:  978-1931722896

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  32371 A Ninety-Nine Years
  32371 B Worried Man Blues
  32474 A I Got a Home in Beulah Land
  32474 B The Lonesome Valley
  32476 A Barnyard Frolic
  32476 B Johnson City Hop
  33083 A Ruben?s Train
  33083 B Chinese Breakdown
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8241 A Chinese Breakdown
  8241 B Johnson City Hop
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  M 12426 A Johnson City Hop
  M 12426 B Barnyard Frolic
  M 12428 A The Lonesome Valley
  M 12428 B Barnyard Frolic
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8118 A Ninety-Nine Years
  8118 B Worried Man Blues
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  12820 A Barnyard Frolic
  12820 B Johnson City Hop
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  5118 A Ninety-Nine Years
  5118 B Worried Man Blues

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