1. Maren Morris Playfully Crosses Generational Lines In '80s Mercedes'

    July 15, 2016 10:10 AM EDT Sister piece to 'My Church' uses judicious throwback references to Don Henley, 'Pretty In Pink.' It’s amusing to look back at K.T. Oslin ’s visual treatment for “80’s Ladies,” which won the Academy of Country Music’s video of the year award in 1988. Oslin and the other…

  2. K.T. Oslin on Her Hiatus From Country Music: 'If This Business Becomes Not Fun, You're Doomed'

    June 05, 2015 9:14 PM EDT The year 1987 turned out to be a life-changing one for K.T. Oslin . The Arkansas native hit the top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with "Wall of Tears," her debut single for RCA Records. By year's end, thanks to the success of "80's Ladies," she…

  3. 615 Spotlight: Joanna Smith 'Friends' You

    October 24, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Joanna Smith says growing up in a rural swath of South Georgia was the perfect place to fall in love with music. "There's not much else to do," she tells Billboard with a laugh. "Where I grew up was so rural, it took me about thirty minutes to get to a McDonalds. The town…

  4. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1989

    August 11, 2009 6:21 PM EDT REPEAT OFFENDER: This week 20 years ago, singer/songwriter Richard Marx joined a select group of male artists who've enjoyed runs of at least three consecutive No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100. After composing "Right Here Waiting," Marx felt the song was so personal that he…

  5. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated…

  6. Live Close By, Visit Often

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having achieved platinum success in the late 1980s, K.T. Having achieved platinum success in the late 1980s, K.T. Oslin returns to the country scene with a vengeance, via a fortuitous pairing with producer and co-writer Raul Malo (of the Mavericks). Classy and brassy, musically adventurous…

  7. K.T. Oslin's New Album May Be Her Last

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country music veteran K.T. Oslin says that "Live Close By, Visit Often" (BNA Entertainment), her first album in five years, may be the final recording of her career. "I probably won't do another album Country music veteran K.T. Oslin says that "Live Close By, Visit…