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Country Music Pioneer, K.T. Oslin, Dead at 78

K.T. Oslin has died at the age of 78. The groundbreaking singer/songwriter had been battling Parkinson’s disease and reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 last week. As of right now, there is no confirmation that the Covid diagnosis contributed to her death.

Kay Toinette Oslin paved the way for many female artists with her lyrics and her success. She was the first female songwriter to win a CMA Award for Song of the Year in 1988 for 80s Ladies – and she did it in her mid 40s. She is also well known for a series of other top-ten country hits during the late 1980s and early 1990s, four of which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. She won three Grammy Awards and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

You can read more about her life and career from Music Row.