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Rambo McGuire Wins Dove Award; Dottie Rambo Honored for Best Song

Written by SGN Scoops on May 17, 2012 – 11:13 am -

Nashville, TN – And the winner is…. Rambo McGuire for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year. The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on April 19th with Rambo McGuire capturing top honors for Grassroots Rambos on Gospel Music’s biggest night.

Produced by Dony McGuire for Rambo McGuire Records, the album celebrates the early mountain style of The Rambos and the timeless songs of Dottie Rambo. Featuring Dony, Reba, Destiny and Israel with special guest and founding member, Buck Rambo, the album is the first in a series of “Remembering the Rambos.”

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition as artists,” says Reba. “Grassroots Rambos is a project so near and dear to our hearts as it reflects our family’s rich musical heritage and carries on the legacy. Singing this music is even sweeter the second time around.”

Four years after her home-going, The Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year was awarded to Dottie Rambo for her classic song, “Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing.” A Dove also went to The Isaacs who performed the song on their project Naturally (Gaither Music Group).

Rambo McGuire is already at work on their next project, Classics, which will feature signature family harmonies and the Dottie Rambo compositions that were the foundation of their monumental success.

Rambo McGuire (L-R: Dony McGuire, Reba Rambo-McGuire, Destiny McGuire, Israel McGuire)
Photo by Naomi Richard

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Dottie Rambo’s Talent And Memory To Be Honored With A Star On Music City’s Walk Of Fame

Written by SGN Scoops on November 4, 2011 – 3:41 am -

Reba Rambo-McGuire and her mother (and honoree), Dottie Rambo. Taken in March of 2008.

Nashville, Tenn. – Music City, Inc. today announced the newest inductees into the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar: Kix Brooks, Alan Jackson, Manuel, Dr. Bobby Jones, Dottie Rambo, Les Paul and Dan Miller. The honorees will be recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, November 6, beginning at 12:00 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony, which is sponsored by Great American Country (GAC), is free and open to the public.
The induction of this class will bring the total number of stars along the Walk of Fame to 58. The Music City Walk of Fame, located on Nashville’s Music Mile, is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration.
Permanent sidewalk medallions with each honoree’s name displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile. The plaques for this class of inductees will be inlaid in Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun, between 4th and 5th Avenues South.
“Each of these inductees into the Walk of Fame has definitely left their creative mark on Music City in their own unique way,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is the creative collaboration shown by these talented individuals that make Nashville, Music City.”
Dottie Rambo, known throughout the industry as the Queen of Gospel Music, is a world renowned singer, songwriter and musician.  Throughout her 60+ year career, Rambo wrote over 2,500 songs, both for herself and for some of the music industry’s most notable stars.  Her legendary songs have been recorded by music icons such as Elvis Presley, Barbara Mandrell, Carol Channing, Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton.
Her own musical career included being a songwriter, soloist and leader of her family trio ‘The Singing Rambos,’ later known as simply ‘The Rambos,’, which brought her opportunities to work with Barbara Mandrell and Porter Wagoner among others.  Some of her more noted works include “I Go To the Rock,” “He Looked Beyond My Fault” and “I Will Glory In The Cross.”  
Her accolades include Grammy and Dove awards, the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award, being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and she and ‘The Rambos’ are also members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Rambo died in a tragic bus wreck in 2008 as she traveled between tour stops. 
The legendary songwriter’s daughter, Reba Rambo-McGuire, will accept the special honor on her mother’s behalf this Sunday at the induction ceremony.
McGuire expressed, “Our family is overwhelmed with gratitude for the prestigious honor and recognition of mom’s creative artistry. This permanent landmark represents the legacy of a pioneering spirit who blazed a trail for songwriters, singers, musicians and poets.”

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Daywind Records Welcomes Jessica King

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on January 31, 2011 – 2:46 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (January 31, 2011) – Daywind Records is excited to announce the addition of Jessica King to their family of artists.

Jessica is no stranger to the Southern Gospel world, having initially burst onto the scene with a dynamic sound and powerful songs, creating a surge of enthusiasm to hear more.  The song that launched her music into the hearts and lives of people everywhere was the lyrically honest and beautifully sung, “Keep Me In Your Will.” This single remained high on the Singing News charts for nearly the entire year and is remembered as one of the most requested and unforgettable songs of the decade.  Jessica went on to release other chart topping singles, such as “Gift Of Grace” and Dove nominated, “Come Spring,” a Dottie Rambo Classic.  She has appeared on the Gaither Homecoming tour, recorded a video with the Homecoming artists and experienced many other incredible opportunities.

Jessica is currently in the studio working on her new Daywind Records release, which will include some of her greatest hits, along with brand new music.  The new songs will, once again, combine her powerful voice with honest and impacting lyrics.  She has an incredible ability to communicate the message of a song, as well as her testimony, and she is excited to have the opportunity to continue the journey.  Jessica’s first single is a brand new song that will begin impacting radio early this spring. The new CD project will be available early Summer 2011.

Jessica shares, “I am amazed and so thankful for this opportunity to be joining the family of Daywind Records! Although it has been some time since my last CD release and first radio single, ‘Keep Me In Your Will,’ I believe the Lord is now leading me back into His perfect plan.” Jessica continues, “The message of ‘Keep Me In Your Will’ is timeless and continues to be my prayer as I begin this new season and continue my journey.  I am so happy to be recording again and can’t wait to share this collection of songs with everyone!”

When Daywind learned that Jessica was making a return to her music and ministry, there was no doubt they wanted to be a part of it.  Ed Leonard, president of Daywind Records expresses, “Having Jessica King back in ministry is a gift to us all.  Her heartfelt vocals and powerful songs have inspired so many and I am so excited that we get to bring new material from her to an anxiously awaiting public.”

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  Daywind is home to such great artists as the Sisters, Marshall Hall, and Brian Free & Assurance, among others.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit  For more information on Jessica King, follow her on Twitter at @jessicakmusic or become a fan on Facebook, To reach her management, contact Creative Journey / Todd Stewart- 417.496.0367.

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