Dottie Rambo, known as the "undisputed queen of southern gospel music", will be featured on an episode of Faith and Fame on May 17th. Rambo was tragically killed last Sun. May 11 when her tour bus ran off a highway near Mount Vernon, Mo. she was 74.
Dottie Rambo began writing songs at the age of eight and her career took off as a teenager, a songwriter and a performer. Her distinctive voice and affecting delivery won her legions of fans and her career soared through the early '80s. But health problems arose and sidelined her for almost two decades. She returned triumphantly in 2003 with the release of her “Stand By The River” album; her title track duet with Dolly Parton became a hit and won accolades. Rambo also earned a Dove Award for her song, “I Go to The Rock," sung by Whitney Houston in the motion picture 'The Preacher's Wife." Others artists who have recorded Rambo’s songs include: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Barbara Mandrell, Vince Gill, Andrae Crouch and many others. Among her 2,500 published songs, Rambo’s biggest hit was the inspirational 'He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need.” Other well-known titles include 'We Shall Behold Him,' 'If That Isn't Love,' 'The Perfect Rose,' 'Behold The Lamb,'.
What is believed to be Rambo’s last public interview will be seen in the newest episode of Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network biography series Faith & Fame, the network announced in a recent press release. The original version of Faith & Fame: Dottie Rambo premiered on GMC on April 26 and has been re-edited as a tribute to the Gospel music legend and reflects her untimely passing. The new version of Faith & Fame: Dottie Rambo will premiere Sat. May 17 at 2:00 PM (ET) and be seen again in primetime on Mon. May 19 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT)