Gospel singer Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus wreck in Mo.

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  1. Linda64

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    Gospel singer Dottie Rambo dies in tour bus wreck in Mo.

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    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — Joyce "Dottie" Rambo, an influential gospel singer and songwriter, died early Sunday when her tour bus ran off the highway and struck an embankment. She was 74.

    Seven other people on the bus were injured in the wreck about two miles east of Mount Vernon on Interstate 44, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. They were hospitalized in Springfield with moderate to severe injuries, according to the patrol.

    It was unclear whether the crash was related to the severe storms and tornadoes that hit the region on Saturday. Storms also swept through the area later in the night, according to the National Weather Service.

    Rambo, of Nashville, Tenn., was on her way to a Mother's Day performance in Texas, according to her Web site.

    "She was a giant in the gospel music industry," said Beckie Simmons, Rambo's agent. "Dolly Parton recorded some of her songs."

    Parton sent condolences to "everyone involved in this terrible tragedy."

    "I know Dottie is in heaven in the arms of God right now, but our earth angel will surely be missed," Parton said in a statement. "Dottie was a dear friend, a fellow singer, songwriter and entertainer, and as of late my duet singing partner."

    Rambo was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame last year and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

    Rambo has had more than 2,500 published songs, including gospel classics such as "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need" and the 1982 Gospel Music Association Song of the Year, "We Shall Behold Him."
     
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    I so sorry for the loss of this remarkable artist. She will be missed.
     
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    I was so shocked and sad to hear this. She will be greatly missed. Her songs have been a blessing to me many times.
     
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    Amen to that Windcatcher! So sorry to hear of this tragedy.
     
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    Please, posters, give links to ALL stories.

    HERE is a link to the story from another thread

    Fellow mods - lets permit this thread to run beyond the 3 page limit as a tribute thread to Dottie Rambo. Other threads have been closed.
     
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    Thanks - you just beat me to it.
     
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    What tragic news. Our children's choir will be presenting "Down By the Creek Bank" to our church this coming Sunday night, which in my opinion is some of her finest work. I was in this program almost 25 years ago, and God used it that summer to bring me to Christ... and He's been using this children's musical to bring kids to Christ for 30 years. Praying for her family.
     
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    She was truly a gospel great. Saw her last year when she gave a local performance for our senior citizens in Nashville. She will truly be missed. Her songs have been a blessing and inspiration to many all over the world!

    For those of you who don't know who Dottie Rambo is, you've probably heard her songs and never knew she was the composer. Here's a list, too many to list here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_by_Dottie_Rambo
     
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    Wow, I didn't know she wrote that many... :thumbs:
     
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    I recall that Dottie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame a few years back. Also inducted twice into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and Barbara Mandrell (to name a few) have recorded some of her 2,500 songs. We visited and took pics with Dottie at the gospel music convention in Louisville a few years back. She was such a blessing.

    Dottie will truly be missed. As "The Singing Rambo's," Dottie, Buck and Reba were fabulous. HERE's a Mark Lowry home video clip of Buck, Dottie and Reba singing in their living room around 1991. I've always loved this clip and thought I would share it with you all ...
     
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