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Dottie Rambo

Dottie Rambo (March 2, 1934 — May 11, 2008) was an

American Southern Gospel singer, songwriter, and

musician. Rambo was both a Grammy and Dove award

winning artist. She penned more than twenty-five

hundred songs, including her most notable He Looked

Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need and I Go To the

Rock. In 2000, Rambo was awarded the ASCAP

Lifetime Achievement Award. Her music is known for

its simple melodies and often dealing with themes

such as heaven, Christian sacrifice, and the born-again

Christian experience.[1] Rambo suffered hard times in

the 1990’s with severe health problems and the

breakup of her marriage to Buck Rambo.

Rambo returned to the road and recording studio in the

2000’s and had made a complete comeback in her

career. In June of 2008, Rambo was to have appeared

at the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum to be

formally inducted, but was tragically killed in a bus

accident on May 11, 2008.[2]
Early life
She was born Joyce Reba Luttrell in Madisonville,

Kentucky at the height of the Great Depression. She

was the daughter of Jerald Vernon “Chick” and

Elizabeth Luttrell (The Legacy of Buck & Dottie Rambo

by Buck Rambo). According to personal accounts, she

grew up in poverty and developed an early affinity for

country music. She learned to play guitar while

listening at night to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio

in Nashville. At eight years of age, she started writing

songs while sitting on a creek bank near her

Morganfield, Kentucky home.[3] She had the support of

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