Chanteuse Country US née Kay Toinette Oslin le 15 Mai 1942 à Crossett (Arkansas).

For a short time in the late '80s, K.T. Oslin was one of the most popular female country singers around. Her worldly, distinctly modern persona was quite unlike any of her peers, and she matched it with utterly contemporary country-pop production, complete with synthesizers. Born Kay Toinette Oslin on May 15, 1942, in Crossett, AR, she soon moved to Mobile, AL, and at age five settled in Houston after the death of her father. Oslin's mother had been an aspiring country singer before being forced to support her family, and she passed along her love of music to her daughter. Oslin studied drama at junior college and during the '60s performed in a folk trio with singer/songwriter Guy Clark and producer David Jones. She later went to Los Angeles to work on an album with Frank Davis, but the sessions were never completed, and she returned to Houston and worked in musical theater. A part in the national touring company of Hello, Dolly! led to a trip to Manhattan and a spot in the chorus of the Broadway version. She remained in New York for a time, appearing in shows, singing demos and commercial jingles, and working on her songwriting. In 1978, she sang harmony on a Guy Clark album and in 1981 released two singles on Elektra as Kay T. Oslin. Neither "Clean Up Your Own Tables" nor "Younger Men (Are Startin' to Catch My Eye)" did well at country radio, which simply wasn't ready for such a feisty, feminist-minded woman -- who was pushing 40 at that.
However, Oslin's original compositions were becoming popular with other artists; her songs were recorded by Gail Davies, Dottie West, and Judy Rodman, among others. She appeared on a live radio broadcast alongside more established musicians in 1984, and two years later she staged her own showcase performance in Nashville. Alabama producer Harold Shedd was in attendance and helped her land a deal with RCA. Oslin debuted in 1987 with 80's Ladies, whose anthemic title track made the country Top Ten and won her a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocals. The follow-up singles, "Do Ya" and "I'll Always Come Back," both hit number one and so did the album, which went on to sell over a million copies. The follow-up, 1988's This Woman, was another chart-topping platinum smash, paced by the number one, double-Grammy-winning hit "Hold Me," and the Top Five singles "This Woman" and "Hey Bobby." Her third album, 1990's Love in a Small Town, was something of a concept record about, well, exactly what the title said. "Come Next Monday" became her fourth number one hit, but Oslin abruptly slowed down afterward, partly because menopause was sapping some of the stamina she needed for touring.
Oslin took several years off from music, in the meantime issuing the compilation Greatest Hits: Songs From an Aging Sex Bomb in 1993. She tried her hand at acting, appearing in the films This Thing Called Love and Murder So Sweet. Contemplating a singing comeback in 1995, Oslin experienced chest pains while mowing her lawn and was soon in the hospital for a quadruple bypass. Fortunately, she made a full recovery and signed with the smaller BNA label for a covers album, My Roots Are Showing, that drew selections from across the spectrum of 20th century popular music. After another recording hiatus, she teamed up with co-producer Raul Malo of the Mavericks for 2001's Live Close By, Visit Often, which inched into the country Top 40.

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Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Pop

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

04/1981 SP ELEKTRA E-47132 (US) . Kay T. Oslin - Clean Your Own Tables / Nelda Jean Prudy
1982 SP ELEKTRA 7-69959 (US) . Kay T. Oslin - Younger Men / How Many Loves Have I Got Left
12/1986 SP RCA 5066-7-R (US) . Wall Of Tears / Old Pictures
12/1966 SP RCA 5066-7-RAC (US) (promo) Wall Of Tears (short version) / Wall Of Tears (long version)
03/1987 SP RCA 5154-7-R (US) . 80's Ladies / Lonely But Only For You
1987 SP RCA 5154-7-RAB (US) (promo)

80's Ladies (unedited version) / 80's Ladies (edited version)

08/1987 SP RCA 5239-7-R (US) . Do Ya / Lonely But Only For You
12/1987 SP RCA 5330-7-R (US) . I'll Always Come Back / Old Pictures
1988 SP RCA PB 49545 (UK) 80's Ladies / Two Hearts
04/1988 SP RCA PB 49559 (UK) Wall Of Tears / Dr., Dr
05/1988 SP RCA 8388-7-R (US) . Money / Doctor Doctor
09/1988 SP RCA 8725-7-R (US) . Hold Me / She Don't Talk Like Us No More
01/1989 SP RCA 8865-7-R (US) . Hey Bobby / Where Is Woman To Go
05/1989 SP RCA 8943-7-R (US) . This Woman / Younger Men
09/1989 SP RCA 9029-7-R (US) . Didn't Expect It To Go Down / Round The Clock Lovin'
05/1990 SP RCA 2567-7-R (US) . Two Hearts / Jealous
09/1990 SP RCA 2667-7-R (US) . Come Next Monday / Truly Blue
01/1991 SP RCA 2746-7-R (US) . Mary And Willie / Love Is Strange
05/1991 SP RCA 2829-7-R (US) . You Call Everybody Darling (single mix) / Still On My Mind
09/1991 SP RCA 62053-7 (US) . Cornell Crawford / Two Hearts
05/1993 SP RCA 62499-7 (US) . New Way Home / 80's Ladies
07/1996 SP RCA 64600-7 (US) . Silver Tongue And Gold Plated Lies / Miss The Mississippi And You
02/2001 SP RCA 69026-7 (US) . Live Close By Visit Often / Maybe We Should Learn To Tango
2001 CD BNA 74321 867202 (UK)

Live Close By, Visit Often / I Can't Remember Not Loving You / Maybe We Should Learn To Tango


Albums

06/1987 LP 12" RCA 5924-1 (US) 80'S LADIES - Wall Of Tears / I'll Always Come Back / Younger Men / 80's Ladies / Do Ya / Two Hearts / Dr Dr / Lonely But Only For You / Old Pictures
06/1987 CD RCA 5924-2-R (US) 80'S LADIES - Wall Of Tears / I'll Always Come Back / Younger Men / 80's Ladies / Do Ya / Two Hearts / Dr Dr / Lonely But Only For You / Old Pictures
08/1988 LP 12" RCA 8369-1 (US) THIS WOMAN - This Woman / Money / Round The Clock Lovin' / Where Is A Woman To Go / Hold Me / Hey Bobby / Jealous / Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way / Truly Blue
08/1988 CD RCA 8369-2-R (US) THIS WOMAN - This Woman / Money / Round The Clock Lovin' / Where Is A Woman To Go / Hold Me / Hey Bobby / She Don't Talk Like Us No More / Jealous / Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way / Truly Blue
11/1990 LP 12" RCA 2365-1 (US) LOVE IN A SMALL TOWN - Come Next Monday / Oo-Wee / Mary And Willie / Love Is Strange / Momma Was A Dancer / New Way Home / Cornell Crawford / Still On My Mind / You Call Everybody Darling
11/1990 CD RCA 2365-2-R (US) LOVE IN A SMALL TOWN - Come Next Monday / Oo-Wee / Mary And Willie / Love Is Strange / Momma Was A Dancer / New Way Home / Cornell Crawford / Still On My Mind / You Call Everybody Darling / Two Hearts
1990 LP 12" RCA PL90545 (GER) LOVE IN A SMALL TOWN - Come Next Monday / Oo-Wee / Mary And Willie / Love Is Strange / Momma Was A Dancer / New Way Home / Cornell Crawford / Still On My Mind / You Call Everybody Darling
1992 CD RCA 07863-66142-2 (US) NEW WAY HOME - New Way Home / Dr Dr / Younger Men / Cornell Crawford / Jealous / Do Ya / She Don't Talk Like Us No More / Truly Blue / Still On My Mind
04/1993 CD RCA 07863-66227-2 (US) GREATEST HITS - SONGS FROM AN AGING SEXBOMB - New Way Home / Hold Me / Feeding A Hungry Heart / 80's Ladies / Do Ya / Come Next Monday / You Can't Do That / I'll Always Come Back / Hey Bobby / This Woman / Get Back In The Saddle
10/1996 CD RCA 07863-66930-2 (US) MY ROOTS ARE SHOWING... - Silver Tongue And Goldplated Lies / Sand Mountain Blues / Hold Whatcha Got / Tear Time / I'll See You In Cuba / My Baby Came Back / Pathway Of Teardrops / Miss The Mississippi And You / Heart Needs A Home / Down In The Valley / Speaks
06/1997 CD RCA 07863-67490-2 (US) SUPER HITS - I'll Always Come Back / 80's Ladies / Do Ya / Two Hearts / Money / Hold Me / Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way / New Way Home / Silver Tongue And Goldplated Lies / My Baby Came Back
08/1998 CD BMG 07863-44696-2 (US) AT HER BEST - Do Ya / Come Next Monday / Hey Bobby / Wall Of Tears / Money / Mary And Willie / 80's Ladies / Younger Men / Love Is Strange / You Call Everybody Darling
03/2001 CD RCA 07863-67026-2 (US) LIVE CLOSE BY, VISIT OFTEN - Live Close By Visit Often / I Can't Remember Not Loving You / Somebody's Leavin' Somebody / Drivin' Cryin' Missin' You / Neva Sawyer / Moment Of Forever / Mexico Road / Maybe We Should Learn To Tango / If You Were The Only Boy In The World / Mean To Me / What Is This Thing Called Love / Come On A My House
09/2002 CD RCA 07863-65126-2 (US) COUNTRY LEGENDS - 80's Ladies / Do Ya / I'll Always Come Back / Money / Hold Me / Hey Bobby / This Woman / Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way / Come Next Monday / Mary And Willie / You Call Everybody Darling / Truly Blue / Pathway Of Teardrops / Tear Time / Old Pictures / Down In The Valley
03/2004 CD BMG 48346 (US) All American Country - This Woman / I'll Always Come Back / Come Next Monday / Live Close By, Visit Often / Two Hearts / Hold Me / Momma Was A Dancer / Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way / Old Pictures / Miss The Mississippi And You
09/2011 CD T-Bird Americana TBIRDAM 021 (US) 80's Ladies / This Woman - Wall Of Tears / I'll Always Come Back / Younger Men / 80's Ladies / Do Ya' / Two Hearts / Dr., Dr. / Lonely But Only For You / Old Pictures / This Woman / Money / Round The Clock Lovin' / Where Is A Woman To Go / Hold Me / Hey Bobby / She Don't Talk Like Us No More / Jealous / Didn't Expect It To Go Down This Way / Truly Blue
12/2012 CD SPV / Yellow Label SPV 260802 (GER) Love in a Small Town / My Roots Are Showing - Come Next Monday / Oo-Wee / Mary And Willie / Love Is Strange / Momma Was A Dancer / New Way Home / Cornell Crawford / Still On My Mind / You Call Everybody Darling / Two Hearts / Silver Tongue And Goldplated Lies / Sand Mountain Blues / Hold Watcha Got / Tear Time / (I'll See You In) Cuba / My Baby Came Back / Pathway Of Teardrops / Miss The Mississippi And You / A Heart Needs A Home / Down In The Valley
06/2015 CD BFD / Red River RRE-CD-165 (US) Simply - Do You Think About Me / Younger Men / Hold Me / I Can't Remember Not Loving You / Live Close By, Visit Often / New Way Home / She Don't Talk Like Us No More / Maybe We Should Learn To Tango / 80's Ladies

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