Tuesday, May 13, 2008

goodbye Dottie Rambo

Gospel singer, songwriter Dottie Rambo was killed in a bus accident in Missouri Sunday morning. This prolific songwriter was renowned for such Gospel classics as "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need," "We Shall Behold Him” and “I Go to the Rock.”

A bit more about her life (from a news bulletin distributed by Strang Communications - Charisma Mag):

Born in Kentucky, Rambo began writing songs at age 8 and launched a full-time music career at age 12. Married to Buck Rambo at age 16, she toured widely with her husband and their daughter, Reba, as The Rambos for several decades.

Through the course of her career, the Dove and Grammy Award winner wrote more than 2,500 published songs...

(Check out this list of songs written by her.)

This 74-year-old singer was making a comeback after the difficult '90s which included a divorce from Buck Rambo, two ruptured disks and many back surgeries. Her '08 summer schedule was full. She was also going to release a new CD this summer.

On her MySpace page you can hear her sing one of my favorites: "I Shall Behold Him." Just think - she has now done what she has dreamed of for so long.


Anonymous said...

We can thank the Lord for some of the great songs she wrote. "We Shall Behold Him" is one of my favourites. -E.

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