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K.T. Oslin
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K.T. Oslin

Kay Toinette "K.T." Oslin, (born 1941), is a country music singer.

Kay T. Oslin was born in Crossett, Arkansas in 1941. Soon after her birth her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee and then to Houston, Texas. Oslin considers Houston as her hometown.

Oslin initially performed as a folk singer with Guy Clark and then moved to New York where she performed as a chorus girl on and off Broadway. She soon began doing advertising jingles which led to appearances in a number of television commercials.

Her songwriting talent was recognized and she began writing songs performed by Dottie West, Gail Davies, Sissy Spacek, and The Judds.

In 1987, after a brief run with Elektra Records, she broke through with RCA Records and became the first female songwriter to win the Country Music Association Song of the Year award for 80s Ladies and earned the Female Vocalist of the Year honors and a Grammy Award for the song.

Osling had several more well-received songs before branching out into acting. She took roles on Paradise, and Evening Shade with Burt Reynolds. On the big screen she co-starred in The Thing Called Love with Sandra Bullock and River Phoenix.

In 1995 Oslin had coronary bypass surgery.

Adapted from the article K.T. Oslin from Wikinfo, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.