K.T. Oslin, Country Singer Known for ‘80’s Ladies,’ Dies at 78

Written by on December 23, 2020

The singer and songwriter K.T. Oslin in Central Park in 1987. Her song “80’s Ladies,” released that year, became an anthem for a generation of women.

(CNN) – K.T. Oslin, a country music singer and songwriter who came to fame with her anthem “80’s Ladies,” has died, according to a statement from the Country Music Association.

She was 78.Oslin became the first woman to win the CMA Award for song of the year in 1988 for “80 Ladies.”

She also won multiple Grammy and ACM Awards during her career. Some of her other hits include “Hold Me” and “Come Next Monday.”

“K.T. Oslin had one of the most soulful voices in Country Music and was a strong influence for women with her hit ’80’s Ladies’. I was fortunate to work with K.T. on a number of television shows in the late 90s.

She was always gracious to the crews and up-and-coming talent performing alongside her. She truly had one of the best voices in the history of our format. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones at this difficult time,” Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association CEO, said in a statement.

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