K.T. Oslin died on Monday at the age of 78, Rolling Stone reports. The country singer was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and tested positive for the corona virus a week earlier, a friend of hers confirmed.
Born Kay Toinette Oslin, Oslin made her debut in 1987 at the age of 45 with the album 80’s Ladies. It reached the top spot in the United States country hit list.
With the album’s title track, Oslin was the first woman to win the Country Music Award for best country song a year later.
Oslin has won three Grammys in her career. One for the best live performance in 1988 and two more for the song Hold Me the following year.
Oslin’s work has been covered by several artists, including Dusty Springfield. Oslin was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018.