Tributes are pouring in on social media as legendary Country Singer K.T. Oslin has died at the age of 78.
It’s been a tough year for Country music, also losing legends Charlie Daniels and Charley Pride.
Oslin friend Robert K. Oermann said she has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease and has lived in an assisted-living facility since 2016. Oslin tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Oslin is most known for her albums “80′s Ladies” and “This Woman,” which both sold more than 1 million copies.
This post isn't necessarily for those who knew and loved #KTOslin . . . but more for those who didn't know much about her.
— Joseph Fenity (@fenity) December 21, 2020
K.T. Oslin, the first female songwriter to win the CMA Award for Song of the Year, for her 1987 hit “80’s Ladies,” died Monday at 78. Thank you for many memorable songs of the past 30 years. Goodnight, K.T. #ktoslin pic.twitter.com/BgEWom1Ik0
— Clayton McKee (@ClaytonMcKee) December 21, 2020
… the gatekeepers didn’t even have a chance to decide whether or not they’d let her in. K.T. Oslin didn’t ask anyone for permission to enter. She waltzed in with her brilliant songs, her unmatched intellect, her perfectly foul mouth and she changed everything— forever.#KTOslin pic.twitter.com/syFSzPpI1h
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) December 21, 2020
Mom and I are saddened to hear about the passing of yet another country music icon, K.T. Oslin. Prayers for her family and friends. – CD, Jr. #RIPKTOslin
*Pictured L-R Former TN Governor Phil Bredesen, KT, Charlie, Ronnie Dunn, Joe Galante. pic.twitter.com/vkVUzgjvGx
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 21, 2020
— Thomas Taylor (@ttay8603) December 21, 2020