The industrialist said trailblazing country musician Katie Oslin – the first female writer whose work won CMA’s Song of the Year – died on Monday, the industrialist said.
There were 78 singer-songwriters.
Oslin’s demise was first reported by Trade Publishing Music Row and later confirmed by the Country Music Association.
She is known for her 1987 hit “80s Ladies”, which ranked 7th on the Billboard Country list. The tune was named Song of the Year at the 1988 CMA Awards, making her the first female writer whose work won that prestigious honor.
“Katie Oslin was a pioneer in every sense of the word. Oslin broke the long-standing industry norms that gave it a shot at the business,” according to one Singer Chili Wright’s statement.
“Nashville was absolutely stunned by her talent and the gatekeepers didn’t even get a chance to decide whether they would let her in. Katlin didn’t ask anyone permission to enter. She went on with her stunning lyrics Gone. His unmatched intelligence, his utterly dishonest face, and he changed everything – forever. “
CMA CEO Sarah Traharne said Oslin was in a hurry to identify and guide young talent.
“I had the privilege of working on a television show with Katie in the late 90s. She was always serious about the actors she worked with and up-and-talent,” Trahorn said in a statement.
“She was truly one of the best voices in the history of our format. Our thoughts go out to her loved ones in this difficult time.
Oslin was inducted into the Nashville Song Writers Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Texas Heritage Song Writers Hall of Fame in 2014.
“She was a brilliant songwriter and a malevolent woman,” Country Star Travis Tritt Said that on Monday, recalling his early days with Oslin.