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She was born Joyce Reba Luttrell inÂ Madisonville, KentuckyÂ in 1934 to Jerald Vernon “Chick” and Elizabeth Luttrell. According to personal accounts, she grew up in poverty and developed an early affinity forÂ country music. She learned to playÂ guitarÂ while listening at night to theÂ Grand Ole OpryÂ onÂ WSMÂ radioÂ inÂ Nashville. At age eight, she started writing songs while sitting on a creek bank near herÂ Morganfield, Kentucky home.Â
Today is Throwback Thursday at SGN Scoops and we celebrate Dottie Rambo and her music that has touched many lives through the years.
Rambo received numerous awards and other honors over the years, including oneÂ GrammyÂ and threeÂ GMAÂ Dove Awards. She was inducted into theÂ Gospel Music Hall of FameÂ on two occasions; once with the Rambos and once as a solo artist. In 1994 the Christian Country Music Association awarded her with the Songwriter of the Century Award. She was given the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000, and two Christian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards; the Pioneer Award in 2003, and in 2004, Songwriter of the Year. She was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame]Â in 2006.
Her 2002 CD,Â Stand By The River, won two Christian Music Fan Awards, for Song of The Year and Duo of The Year (with Dolly Parton). The Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inducted Rambo in 2007. She was inducted posthumously into the Christian Music Hall of Fame at the induction award ceremony on June 14, 2008.Â She was also posthumously inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Her manager and granddaughter accepted on her behalf. In 2011, Rambo was honored with a star on Music City’s Walk of Fame,Â which her daughter Reba accepted on her behalf.