Country singer K.T. Oslin has died at the age of 78. Was she married?
K.T. Oslin, who was famous for the hit songs such as ’80s Ladies’, ‘I Always Come Back’ and ‘Do Ya’, has died aged 78 on Monday, December 21st.
The sad news has been confirmed by Oslin’s friend and journalist Robert K. Oermann, HuffPost has reported.
Oslin’s music career and incredible talent will be remembered by her devoted fans, but what about her personal life? Did she have a husband or any children?
K.T. Oslin has died at 78
Country star K.T. Oslin has died at the age of 78 on Monday morning, December 21st.
Her friend and journalist Robert K. Oermann revealed that she died in Nashville, Tennessee which he learned from the country star’s aunt.
Oermann said that the country singer had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and tested positive for COVID-19 last week, HuffPost reports.
Oslin’s music career began in the early ’80s but it wasn’t until a few years later when she rose to stardom. Her single ‘Wall of Tears’ reached number 40 on the country charts in 1987, followed by her hit single ’80’s Ladies’ which went to number 7 in the same year.
Oslin’s albums ’80′s Ladies’ and ‘This Woman’ sold more than 1 million copies. She won three Grammy Awards during her career.
In 1988, she was named ‘Top Female Vocalist’ at the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards.
Was K.T. Oslin married?
- K.T. Oslin never got married and doesn’t have any children.
This might have to do with her family background. After Oslin’s father died, she and her brother, Larry, moved often as their mother married and divorced four times.
In a previous interview, the country singer opened up about marriage and said:
“I always looked at marriage as something where you’re married for two years and then you divorce.”
But Oslin didn’t stay single over the years as she was romantically involved with record producer Steve Buckingham and her band’s drummer, Owen Hale.
In a 1993 interview with People (via Country Daily), the country star revealed that she was “content” with her own life. She said:
“I’m alone, but I like my own company. I have money. I can be an old lady and not worry. I’m content.”
Fans and celebrities pay tributes to K.T. Oslin
Fans and celebrities took to Twitter to pay emotional tributes to the late country star.
Singer Brandy Clark wrote: “I’ll never forget the night that I opened for Mike Reid at the Franklin Theater in 2013. My friend Robert Filhart asked if he could bring someone backstage. I didn’t know that someone was KT Oslin until she blew through the door with him like something out of a movie.”
Travis Tritt, a country singer and songwriter, tweeted: “Sad to hear that K.T. Oslin has passed away. I toured with her often at the beginning of my career and we even hosted the Music City News Awards show together along with @VGcom. She was a brilliant songwriter and a helluva lady.”
One fan also paid an emotional tribute and said: “RIP the great KT Oslin. Loved her music. Her song 80s ladies reminded me of my mom and her two sisters. I remember momma always playing her in our house.”