Singer & Songwriter K.T. Oslin Passes Away at Age 78

Singer & Songwriter K.T. Oslin Passes Away at Age 78

Singer & songwriter K.T. Oslin has died at the age of 78.

Born Kay Tionette Oslin, from Crossett Arkansas, and raised in Mobile Alabama, she was known for her number-one songs “Do Ya,” “I’ll Always Come Back,” “Hold Me,” and “Come Next Monday.”

But it was K.T.’s 1987 hit “80’s Ladies” that became an anthem for women, and garnered her CMA, ACM and Grammy Award wins.

K.T. made history by becoming the first female songwriter in CMA Awards history to win CMA Song of the Year for “80s Ladies” in 1988. At that same awards show K.T. would also take home Female Vocalist of the Year.

At the ACM Awards K.T. was named Top New Female Vocalist in 1987, the same year “80’s Ladies” won Country Music Video of the Year. In 1988, she also won ACM Top Female Vocalist, and Album of the Year for This Woman.

Her Grammy wins include 1987’s Best Country Vocal Performance, Female (“80’s Ladies”)and double honors in 1988 as she won Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance for “Hold Me” in 1988

K.T. Oslin is also a two-time Hall of Famer. In 2014, she was inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame, and 2 years ago, she was voted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

K.T.’s health had been in decline over the last several years due to Parkinson’s disease, and she was living in an assisted-living facility since 2016. While she was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, right now, it is unclear if that contributed to her death.

Check out K.T. Oslin’s career hit, “80’s Ladies.”

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth