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KT Oslin was born in Crossitt, Arkansas on May 15, 1942 as Kay Toinette Oslin. Soon after her family moved to Mobile, Alabama. At the age of 5 her father died. Then the family moved to Houston, Texas where KT was raised. She went to East Texas Junior College where she majored in Drama. K.T. and some of her friends formed a Folk group in the 1960's. That helped her land a role in the Broadway play "Hello Dolly." She later got roles in "West Side Story" and "Promises, Promises." KT was also a songwriter, commercial actress, and jingle singer. After all this, her dream was to be a Country singer after discovering how modern Country music had become. She moved to Nashville and got a record deal on Elecktra in 1981 and released 2 singles, "Clean Your Own Tables" and "Younger Men." Radio did not play them because at this point in Country Music most women didn't sing about feminist subjects. KT remained in Nashville and had songs she had written recorded by Dottie West and The Judds, to name a few. This landed KT a deal on RCA Records in 1986. She released her first single in February of 1987 called "Wall of Tears." It charted only at #40. Her next single became one of the signature songs of the decade called "80's Ladies." Her debut record by that same title premiered at #15 on the Country Album Chart. A debut album by a female artist had not been charted that high since Anne Murray's "Snowbird" in 1973. 80's Ladies quickly went platnium, selling over a million copies. Her next single "Do Ya" hit #1 and so did "I Will Always Come Back." In 1988 KT won a Grammy, ACM, and CMA for 80's Ladies. KT was the first Female Artist to win "Songwriter of the Year." KT also won the CMA "Female Vocalist of the Year" beating Reba, who had won it the last 4 years! Later in 1988 KT released her second album "This Woman" it went Platnium and she had another Major Hit off it, "Hold Me." She on a Grammy and CMA award for that song too. "This Woman" won the ACM Album of the year. KT did a major headline tour with new acts such as Vince Gill and Clink Black opening for her! She took 1989 off to work on her third album "Love In A Small Town" which was released in 1990. It went Gold. Again, KT had a major Hit off it called "Come Next Monday." It was #1 for 2 weeks. Unfortunatly it became her final top 20 hit. The new decade of the 90s were ushering a new wave of younger females that radio played instead. KT's trademark had always been her age, she became famous at the age of 46! At that time artists such as KT, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and many others stopped being played. She took a hiatus until 1993 when she released "Songs From An Aging Sex Bomb: KT's Greatest Hits" and released a single "New Way Home" which did not make the top 40. For a little while. K.T. tried movies. She starred in "This Thing Called Love" in 1993 with River Phoenix and Sandra Bullock. Also in 1993 she starred in the movie "Murder So Sweet." In 1995 KT decided to give music another try but had to put it off again. She was mowing her grass and had chest pains. She went to the hospital and the next day she had quadrupal bipass surgary. When she was feeling better she went back in the studio and recorded an album of her all time favorite songs called "My Roots are Showing." This did not get airplay at all. KT released her latest album in 2001 called "Live Close By, Visit Often." After radio didn't play it she decided to stop recording. She has lived a simple quite life with friends and family ever since. K.T. has made rare concert appearances in Nashville and the surrounding areas over the last decade. In November 2013 she did her 25th Anniversary concert in Franklin, TN. She hinted at maybe going back on the road. Now in her early 70's her music career may not be quite over yet! KT will always be the 80's Lady but a favorite for many decades to come to all her devoted fans. The all time Diva of Country Music

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