K. T. Oslin Biography – K. T. Oslin Wiki
K. T. Oslin (born Kay Toinette Oslin) was an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known for her 1987 top-ten hit country single “80s Ladies.” Her other hit singles included “I’ll Always Come Back,” “Hold Me,” “Do Ya,” “Two Hearts,” “Hey Bobby,” “Didn’t Expect It to Go Down This Way” and “This Woman.”
“80’s Ladies” won Oslin the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 1988, making her the first woman to win the award. At that same ceremony, she was also named Female Vocalist of the Year. She went on to win a Grammy Award for her performance of “80’s Ladies,” and earned two more Grammys for “Hold Me,” which hit Number One in 1989. Oslin was inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014 and was voted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.
K. T. Oslin Age
K. T. Oslin was born on May 15, 1942, in Crossett, Arkansas, United States. She died on December 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was 78 years old.
K. T. Oslin Husband – Was K.T. Oslin Ever Married?
K. T. Oslin was never married. Her family background played a big part in her decision not never get married. After her father, who was a foreman at a paper mill, died, she and her brother, Larry, were uprooted repeatedly as her mother married and divorced four times. She told Country Daily in a past interview: “I always looked at marriage as something where you’re married for two years and then you divorce.” However, she was romantically involved with Nashville record producer Steve Buckingham and her band’s drummer, Owen Hale.
K. T. Oslin Children
K. T. Oslin did not have any children. She told Country Daily: “In the past, I had chosen not to get pregnant. Now, I didn’t have the choice.” In a 1993 interview with People Magazine, Oslin said, “I’m alone, but I like my own company. I have money. I can be an old lady and not worry. I’m content.”
K. T. Oslin Death
K. T. Oslin died at age 78 on December 21, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and a short battle with COVID-19. Her friend, the journalist Robert K. Oermann, confirmed her death. Oermann said he learned of her death from her aunt. She died in Nashville, Tennessee and lived in an assisted-living facility since 2016.
Sarah Trahern, CEO of the Country Music Association said in a statement: “K.T. Oslin had one of the most soulful voices in Country Music and was a strong influence for women with her hit ‘80’s Ladies. I was fortunate to work with K.T. on a number of television shows in the late 90s. She was always gracious to the crews and up-and-coming talent performing alongside her. She truly had one of the best voices in the history of our format. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones at this difficult time.”
K. T. Oslin Cause of Death
K. T. Oslin’s cause of death has not been released. According to her friend Robert K. Oermann, who confirmed her death, she had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and lived in an assisted-living facility since 2016. She had triple bypass surgery in 1995. He said she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 a week before her death.
K. T. Oslin Net Worth
K. T. Oslin’s net worth was estimated to be $3 million.