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Buck Rambo talks to Randall Hamm

Written by Staff on February 22, 2016 – 7:53 pm -

ramboRandall Hamm had an opportunity to sit down and talk with the late Buck Rambo at the time of the passing of his wife Dottie in 2008. He shares that interview in this clip:

We at SGNScoops were saddened to hear of Rambo’s passing. In 2011, I was privileged to interview Buck, Reba,  Dony and Destiny of Rambo-McGuire. It was a treat to sit in the presence of legends and talk about their music and ministry. Now that gentleman is sitting at the feet of His Savior.

SGN Scoops writer Lorraine Walker interview with Rambo McGuire 2011

SGN Scoops writer Lorraine Walker interview with Rambo McGuire 2011

My thought and prayers as well as the rest of the team at SGNScoops goes out to Mae, Reba, Dony,  Destiny, Israel and all of Buck’s family as they say goodbye.

Lorraine Walker

For the feature with Rambo McGuire click here.


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Buck Rambo Funeral Arrangements Announced

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 22, 2016 – 3:08 pm -

Buck Rambo Funeral Arrangements Announced

Buck Rambo Funeral Arrangements Announced

Franklin, Tenn  Gospel Music legend, Richard Fay “Buck” Rambo, beloved patriarch of the Gospel music family, The Rambos, died, February 21, 2016,  in Palmetto, FL at the age of 84 surrounded by his loving wife Mae and family members. He was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, son of Noah Burton Rambo and Mary Irisilda Rambo. Buck was married to Mae Kutz Rambo on April 1, 1995.

Survivors include his wife Mae, daughter Reba Rambo (Dony) McGuire, grandchildren Israel Anthem McGuire, Destiny Rambo McGuire, Dionne (Scott) Dismuke, Dyson Dismuke, sister Hilda Bullock, brothers Donald (Betty) Rambo, Jackie (Shirley) Rambo of Dawson Springs, KY, sister-in-law Anna Jo Rambo of Hopkinsville, KY, and brother-in-law James Ausenbaugh.

Memorials may be made in his honor to “The Buck Rambo Memorial Fund”, 3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN  37064.

Visitation will be 2-8PM Sunday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN  37064.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Buck Rambo will be 2:00 PM Monday at the Church of the City, 828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin, TN  37064.

Private family burial will be held in Williamson Memorial Gardens. 615 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com


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Gospel Music Icon Buck Rambo Passes Away

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2016 – 5:36 pm -

Gospel Music Icon Buck Rambo Passes Away

Gospel Music Icon Buck Rambo Passes Away

Nashville, Tenn Gospel Music legend, Richard Fay “Buck” Rambo, beloved patriarch of the Gospel music family, The Rambos, died, February 21, 2016, at 6:02 PM in Palmetto, FL at the age of 84 surrounded by his loving wife Mae and family members. He was born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, son of Noah Burton Rambo and Mary Irisilda Rambo. Buck was married to Mae Kutz Rambo on April 1, 1995.

Survivors include his wife Mae, daughter Reba Rambo (Dony) McGuire, grandchildren Israel Anthem McGuire, Destiny Rambo McGuire, Dionne (Scott) Dismuke, Dyson Dismuke, sister Hilda Bullock, brothers Donald (Betty) Rambo, Jackie (Shirley) Rambo of Dawson Springs, KY, sister-in-law Anna Jo Rambo of Hopkinsville, KY, and brother-in-law James Ausenbaugh.

After The Rambos disbanded in about 1994, Buck continued to travel and minister with his wife, Mae, for the next several years doing concerts in churches and as a missionary in many countries, with his latest trip being to Costa Rica in 1999. In retirement  Buck spent his time visiting hospitals, nursing homes and praying for the sick as well as painting beautiful stills. He toured occasionally with Rambo McGuire and was a featured soloist on their projects, Rambo Classics and Dove-Award winning Grassroots Rambos.

Buck Rambo’s career spanned 60 years and includes many accolades including numerous GRAMMY and Dove Award nominations. He became a Christian in 1949, went into full-time ministry in 1954, and in 1960, he started a Gospel singing group, The Gospel Echoes, which later became The Singing Rambos with daughter Reba and her mother Dottie. He was one of the first Board members for the Gospel Music Association and a founding father of the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame. In the early ‘60s, Buck was a member of the Board of Directors for the National Quartet Convention. In 1964, Buck sang for over a million people at the first Washington For Jesus Rally. He is author of the book, The Legacy of the Rambos, and was on the first Gaither Homecoming video.

The Rambos were asked to go to the Strategic Air Command Bases in 1966 and went on a six-week tour of our northern outposts in Greenland, Newfoundland, Labrador, and Iceland entertaining the United States’ troops. In February of 1967, because of the tremendous response to the Arctic Tour, they embarked on a six-week tour to Vietnam to sing for the US military forces there. This was a life-changing experience for The Singing Rambos. They also participated in concert tours for the military several times in Europe and ministered in over 16 different countries doing live concerts and television, including a concert with the Holland Symphony where they sang for 350,000 people.

In 1968, The Singing Rambos began working in television. They were a huge part of the early beginnings of the 700 Club, PTL Network, TBN Network, and the Gospel Singing Jubilee–a weekly television show featuring popular Gospel singing groups of that era.

Because of their television exposure and Gospel radio DJs who played The Rambos’ music, they were catapulted in the record industry. With over 70 releases/projects, The Rambos became a household name in America, Central America, Bahamas, and Europe.

Buck Rambo touched the lives of everyone he met in and out of the music field. His passion and zeal for God and the ministry led him to mentor many artists with his wisdom garnered from the years he spent in every facet of the industry from singing to publishing and everything in between.

His wife Mae Rambo stated, “Today the greatest man on earth passed from this life to his Heavenly home to touch the face of God. Buck had the most amazing time walking through this life on earth, but he is now celebrating in the light and presence of our Lord. While he was preparing to leave this world he could indeed say, ‘It is well with my soul’. Buck had a huge heart and when it stopped beating it broke ours. I know with time that my memories will bring a smile more quickly than tears, and I was honored and blessed to be his wife for almost 21 years.”

Arrangements are forth coming and being handled by Williamson Memorial Home in Franklin Tennessee. Their website is http://www.williamsonmemorial.com/.


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An Open Letter From The Rambo Family

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 22, 2015 – 9:01 am -

An Open Letter From The Rambo Family

An Open Letter From The Rambo Family

Dear Friends,

There’s never an easy way to share difficult news but you all have been a part of so many joys, tears, valleys and triumphs with our family over the years and I wanted to ask for your prayers as we walk through this challenge. My dad, Buck Rambo, has been fighting a private battle with cancer over the last several months. Throughout the diagnosis, doctor’s visits, radiation and chemotherapy, dad has been and remains a fighter. He knows the Great Physician and has experienced healing many times in his life. He is truly an inspiration to us all.

His precious wife Mae is such a kind, loving and faithful caregiver. She and Dad will be coming back home to Nashville from his treatments in Florida at the end of this month. Please believe with us for complete healing, wisdom, strength, favor and everything extra that is necessary to accommodate him at this time.

Please lift up all our family as we walk by faith through this difficult season. Jesus is guiding each step of the way.

Lovingly,

Buck Rambo Family


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Dove Award Winning Artist, Rambo McGuire, Will Be The Featured Guests On Paul Heil’s The Gospel Greats This Weekend

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 3, 2012 – 10:48 am -

Nashville, TN (May 3, 2012) – The Dove Award winning group, Rambo McGuire, which includes Reba Rambo McGuire (original member of The Rambos), along with husband Dony, daughter Destiny, son Israel, and father Buck Rambo (also founding member of The Rambos), will be the featured artists on this weekend’s (May 5th & 6th, 2012) addition of the Gospel Greats.

The group, whose album, Grassroots Rambos, won Bluegrass Album of The Year at the prestigious Dove Awards, held on April 19th, 2012 in Atlanta, will talk about the music of Reba’s mother, Dottie Rambo, the Dove winning album, life, family and more.

Paul Heil’s THE GOSPEL GREATS radio program is the best-known and most widely-respected syndicated Southern Gospel music radio program, presently airing on nearly 200 great radio stations across America, in Canada, on Sirius/XM’S Enlighten, in Europe, the Far East and on the internet worldwide each week (through affiliates and on-demand).

To learn more about program times in your area and details about the Gospel Greats syndicated radio program, go to thegospelgreats.com. To learn more about the upcoming feature with Rambo McGuire, visit the Next Program page on the Gospel Greats website.

To learn more about the music and ministry of Rambo McGuire, visit RamboMcGuire.com. You can follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/RamboMcGuire and find them on Facebook at facebook.com/RamboMcGuire.


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SGMA announces the class of 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Written by SGN Scoops on April 5, 2012 – 2:11 pm -

The Southern Gospel Music Association’s (SGMA) announced April 5 the 2012 inductees to the SGMA Hall of Fame. 

Dr. Jim Goff, induction committee chairman, made the announcement:

In the living category, Jim Hill and Buck Rambo 

and in the deceased category, Charlie Burke, Stuart Hamblen, Geraldine Morrison and Ace Richman.

“It will be a great honor to recognize the careers and contributions of our newest inductees this fall at Dollywood,” said Charlie Waller, SGMA executive director .

The 2012 Induction Ceremony and Singing News Fan Awards

is Oct. 3, 2012 at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

These inductees or their families join the Oak Ridge Boys – Duane Allen, William Golden, Joe Bonsall and Richard Sterban who will be honored with the James D. Vaughan Impact Award.

Tickets for the event are on sale now available from the SGMA office by calling (865) 908-4040

The SGMA is a non-profit organization that maintains the Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame, the only facility honoring Southern gospel music and dedicated to the historic preservation of the genre’s accomplishments, both for the music and the people. Museum hours coincide with Dollywood’s operating schedule. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information about the museum or its inductees, visit www.sgma.org.


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