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K.T. Oslin to release new album after 15 years 2015-03-12

Grammy, CMA and ACM award winning artist/singer/songwriter K.T. Oslin is set to release Simply, her first album in 15 years. The album has new arrangements of many of her hits including Younger Men, Hold Me, Live Close by, Visit Often, 80ís Ladies and others. ďWe started out putting together a little band to do some personal appearances. That was my object to spread the music out to maybe some people that didnít hear it at the time before and I got along with Jimmy Nichols so well, my keyboard player, co-producer, arranger and poof maker and everything, and we decided why not make a record because we changed everything. I said some of these records, when I hear people that come to see me live and the music seems to become more clear to them than the records we did, that we just didnít capture it on the record. We just didnít get it, we just didnít. I thought they were too good to lay and fallow and just wilt away and so we came up with new arrangements, new ideas and very sparse playing. Just play the notes that are really key, nothing else and thatís what we did. Iím very proud of this little record. Itís a small little record, not meant to be bombastic. Itís meant to be pleasurable and I think itís an easy record to listen to and Iím happy when people like it,Ē Oslin stated.

Published by The Tennessean: September 1998

K.T.: Now follow along closely...

Speaking of the Oilers, K.T. Oslin joined several players yesterday to help open a community health clinic in Sam Levy Homes in East Nashville. K.T. reports she was happy to be a last-minute replacement for Tanya Tucker on the just-released Tammy Wynette tribute album. Seems that with Tanya's D-I-V-O-R-C-E proceedings with Capitol Records, it was easier to have someone else sing Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad, a 1967 hit for Tammy. K.T. got a call in the morning and cut the song that afternoon. And she used Tanya's tracks. So here's how she describes the finished product: "It's K.T. doing Tanya Tucker doing a tribute to Tanya Wynette."

Published by The Tennessean: September 1998

Oslin: Protesters don't have to rhyme

Some elephant friends are mad because the Nashville Humane Association is having a circus fund-raiser. And there's apparently a question about whether the circus is being kind to elephants. There's a protest at noon today in front of the Nashville Humane Association and singer K.T. Oslin will be among the protesters. "It's a weird position to be in. I've always supported humane societies wherever I've lived," K.T. told Tennessean reporter Catherine Trevison. "But the circus thing, I just think it's a lousy idea. I don't understand it. I don't think wild animals trained for circuses have good lives." But can you see K.T. at a protest? "I was trying to work out a chant here before. You've got to have a chant if you're going to protest -- `Circus elephants oh my, what a bad id-e-a.ī "

Published By Oct. 1, 1999

Oslin and Orchestra Mesh

Versatile stylist and 1988 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year K.T. Oslin joins the Nashville Symphony Orchestra this weekend (Oct. 1 and 2) as they present the season's pops series opener. To represent different stages of her career, Oslin will sing selections ranging from Broadway music and Gershwin to '60s favorites. The outspoken Oslin, whose big hits include "'80s Ladies," "I'll Always Come Back" and "Come Next Monday," hasn't recorded an album since the critically-acclaimed 1996 release My Roots Are Showing. Though Oslin was satisfied with the album, the "marketplace" and radio reception was lukewarm at best. "I'm not one to follow rules," Oslin recently told The Tennessean. "To play it safe and pick stuff that is radio-friendly is not interesting to me. I would always rather be radical. There's always a chance that something odd might work." The normally unflappable Oslin went on to say, "[The business] frustrates me in as much as radio has so much control over what we are allowed to hear and makes up our minds as to whether we like it or not. I resent that gauntlet you have to run before people get to hear your music."