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K.T. Oslin


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Kay Toinette “K. T.” Oslin, (born May 15, 1941), is a country music singer and songwriter.
Kay T. Oslin was born in Crossett, Arkansas, but soon after her birth her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee and then to Houston, Texas. Oslin considers Houston her hometown.
Oslin initially performed as a folk singer with Guy Clark and then moved to New York where she performed as a chorine on and off-Broadway. She soon began doing advertising jingles which led to appearances in a number of television commercials.

Her songwriting talent was recognized and she began writing songs performed by Dottie West, Gail Davies, Sissy Spacek, and The Judds.
In 1987, after a brief run with Elektra Records, she broke through with RCA Records and became the first female songwriter to win the Country Music Association Song of the Year award for 80s Ladies and earned the Female Vocalist of the Year honors and a Grammy Award for the song. (Ironically, Oslin, who was in her mid 40s when she finally rose to fame, did so at a time when mainstream country radio first began its now commonplace practice of excluding older artists from their playlists.)
Oslin had several more well-received songs before branching out into acting.
She took roles on Paradise, and Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds. On the big screen she co-starred in The Thing Called Love with Sandra Bullock and River Phoenix.


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  • ChristFollower3

    “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” –Mark 13:31

    22 Mar 12:33am Reply
  • JosephGrappe

    I listened to K.t. Oslin & Reba every Sat morning all through my childhood thanks to my mom's insistence that she play her tapes while she cleaned :p I doubt the songs will ever leave my head lol Not that I'd want them to, they find a way into a little boys heart even tho the gravity of most the songs was far beyond my grip at the time.

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    she had some cool songs.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jessicarc14

    tell me where is a woman to go?

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
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  • robo042

    Fuck yeah.

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mattagogo

    It's a shame she's giving up recording. Such a great country artist. I remember her appearance on Austin City Limits. Be nice if that episode was available for purchase the entire show was awesome. Great performances by her in a small intimate setting.

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
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    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    The song 80's Ladies is wonderful!!! She seems to be forgotten these days... around 5.000 plays... too sad

    4 Mar 2008 Reply

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