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Dottie Rambo

Dottie Rambo

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birthday
2nd
March, 1934
Death
11th
May, 2008
Birth Place
Madisonville, Kentucky, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Dottie Rambo (March 2, 1934 – May 11, 2008) was an American gospel singer and songwriter. She was a Grammy winning solo artist and multiple Dove award-winning artist. Along with ex-husband Buck and daughter Reba, she formed the award-winning southern Gospel group, The Rambos. She wrote more than 2,500 songs, including her most notable, “The Holy Hills of Heaven Call Me”, “He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need”, “We Shall Behold Him”, and “I Go To the Rock”.
As a songwriter, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, Carol Channing, Sandi Patty, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Rhonda Vincent, Vestal Goodman, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis are among those who have recorded her songs. Her songs have appeared in movies such as Undertow. It’s very common to find hymnals that include Dottie’s compositions. The Gaither Homecoming series have featured/covered dozens of her songs moreover she has also appeared in five of the Gaither Homecoming video and tv series.
Since the conception of Christian Television networks Dottie was a fixture on the new platform. Rambo appeared on Pat Robertson’s CBN and 700 Club, Paul and Jan Crouch’s TBN, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s PTL. Her closest association was with TBN where she had a tv series that ran as their #2 rated show for 6 years, “The Dottie Rambo Magazine”. Her series featured music, cooking segments, and celebrity guests; Minnie Pearl, Barbara Mandrell, Dottie West, Connie Smith, Lisa Whelchel and many others.
In 1991 Dottie was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame, 1997 The Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame. The Christian Country Music Association’s “Songwriter of The Century”. In 2006 she was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame with Lily Tomlin presenting her the honor. In 2007 Barbara Mandrell presented Dottie her induction into the Nashville Songwriter Association’s Hall of Fame (she was the 10th female ever to be inducted). In 2008 she was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
In 2000, Rambo was awarded the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award. Her music is known for its poetic lyrics and cross genre reaching melodies often dealing with themes such as heaven, Christian sacrifice, hurts, and the born-again Christian experience.
On May 11, 2008 while on her tour bus heading to Texas for a Mother’s Day concert, Rambo’s tour bus crashed killing her instantly, the crash took place in Mt. Vernon, MO, the other 6 passengers survived with injuries including her manager Larry Ferguson and his family.
A tribute album in honor of Dottie’s songwriting will be released in 2021. The album will feature artists of various genres singing their favorite Rambo composition. Rambo’s longtime manager Larry Ferguson is co-producer of the project.

instruments played
Guitar
voice
Associated Acts

The Gospel Echoes/The Rambos, Reba Rambo McGuire

Birth Name

Joyce Reba Luttrell

Genres

Christian, southern gospel

Origin

Indianapolis, Indiana

Website
Years Active

1950 2008

Name

Dottie Rambo

Nationality

United States of America

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