K.T. Oslin, Country Singer of ’80’s Ladies,’ Dead at 78

K.T. Oslin, Country Singer of ’80’s Ladies,’ Dead at 78

It has been reported that Oslin was diagnosed with COVID-19, but it is unclear whether this contributed to her death on Monday morning (Dec. 21). Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, she had been living in an assisted-living facility since 2016. Oslin was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.

K.T. Oslin won the following awards:

Academy of Country Music

1987 Top New Female Vocalist
1987 Video of the Year – “80s Ladies”
1988 Album of the Year – “This Woman”
1988 Top Female Vocalist
Country Music Association

1988 Female Vocalist of the Year
1988 Song of the Year – “80s Ladies”
Grammy Awards

1988 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “80s Ladies”
1989 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – “Hold Me”
1989 Best Country Song – “Hold Me”

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