Monday, May 19, 2008

Remembering Dottie Rambo

Dottie Rambo was one of my earliest influences in gospel music. I remember playing her music at my very first radio station in Toledo in the late seventies. I just loved "I Go To The Rock." She has penned so many songs through the years. Dottie passed away on May 11th in a bus wreck in Missouri. She was seventy-four. Obviously, I am saddened by this.

One of my favorite songs she recorded was to the tune of Londonderry Air called, "He Looked Beyond My Faults." Next to that one, my other favorite has to be "For What Earthly Reason." However, it's difficult to narrow down just a couple of tunes. She has written so many wonderful favorites throughout the years.

Dottie is now with the Lord. Even though she will not be singing anymore on this earth, her songs will live on to those of us still here. She is now with the Lord that she had sung about for so many years. She will be missed. Below is a sample of her song, "For What Earthly Reason." I don't have Dottie's version, but I've included Janet Paschal's wonderful version of this song. May the peace of Christ be with you all.

For What Earthly Reason


  1. Dottie Rambo was amazing, Randy. What a legacy of incredible songs she's left us. I went to see her in concert back in the 70s when she was with her husband and her daughter Reba--Reba's actually written some great songs too. I linked to this post in my blog. Have a great day, Randy!

  2. I really liked "Behold the Lamb." I never was a country gospel fan, but this song was part of a choir cantata for Easter, and they had arranged it in a classical vein, which I loved.

    With all the tragedy she had been through in the past decade, it's amazing that she went out that way.