September 7, 1991 |
If things work out as K.T. Oslin would like, the country-pop singer may be growing a new set of initials: T.V. Oslin. "Television is approaching us all the time about sitcoms and this and that," Oslin, who sings tonight at the Celebrity Theatre, said in a recent phone interview from her home in Nashville. "So far we haven't hit on what we think is right. But you know it when you see what's right. "I would like to incorporate acting back into my life, because that's what I started as."
November 26, 1990 |
When country singer K. T. Oslin isn't touring, she finds life in the Music City a restful alternative, if a little slow. And Oslin, 48, who spent more than 20 years in New York City, says the biggest cities can seem quite small where love is concerned. "New York City has 8 million people, and women there say, 'There's no men here, I can't meet anybody.' "In a town of 1,800 they say, 'There's no men here.'
November 23, 1990 |
The graffiti was printed neatly in black ink on a bathroom stall in a cafe in Due West, S.C. "I ain't never gonna love nobody but Cornell Crawford," it declared. When K. T. Oslin read it, she chuckled. Then, pondering its directness and determination, she knew she had a song. The result is "Cornell Crawford," one of Oslin's songs in her third country music album, "Love in a Small Town."
November 18, 1990 |
Oslin may have made a late start, releasing her debut album three years ago at age 45, but she's more than made up for lost time, releasing three albums of sharply observed, honestly felt and effortlessly performed country songs. Oslin possesses the writer's crucial eye for detail--not just for its own sake, but for creating characters instead of caricatures. Her "Mary and Willi" are, in her words, "modern lovers who never met" because they foolishly cling to ideals of romantic perfection.
March 1, 1989 |
K.T. Oslin, with five nominations, leads the pack of contenders for the 24th annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced Tuesday at Disneyland. Oslin, a former actress, emerged last year at age 45 as the academy's best new female vocalist and best video artist. Far from suffering a sophomore slump, her work during 1988 won her nominations for top female vocalist, single of the year, album of the year, and two nominations for video of the year.
October 30, 1988 |
There are not only good country songs on K.T. Oslin's albums. But there's also a good song in her life story. "The Ballad of the Late Bloomer" would be a natural title--an upbeat tune about a middle-aged New York woman who managed to break into country music and become a star. You could play up the pathos--the fact people thought she was too old and that her RCA album last year was her last chance to make good. Some tear-jerking, pedal-steel guitar lines would heighten the drama.