Sunday, May 11, 2008


Gospel songwriter, singer. Died Sunday when her tour bus wrecked on Interstate 44, just east of Mount Vernon, Mo. Severe storms could have contributed to the crash. The Associated Press reports:
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 wrote the 1982 Gospel Music Association Song of the Year, "We Shall Behold Him."


Anonymous said...

galldang lib-burr-yool news media forgot to mention dottie's son, john. an example of the lnm hating our nation's vets.

Anonymous said...

...and they didn't mention the bus driver, the guitar player, or the 3 little bunnies on the side of the road, either. That must mean the "media" hates bus drivers, guitar players and wildlife. It's a terrible tragedy that this woman of God died in a tragic accident, but why must you drag your political agenda into it?

Anonymous said...

If she wasn't a 'woman of god' would it be less tragic?


Anonymous said...

Dottie was the queen of southern gospel music. Her songs were powerful as she wrote about the Lord and Savior she loved so much. She's now in heaven experiencing the very things she wrote about in her songs. She will be missed. Prayers go out to her family, friends and many fans.

"Sheltered In The Arms Of God..."