Dottie Rambo died early this morning (on Mother's Day) in a bus crash as she was traveling to a singing date. See the Associated Press article here: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j-9c00EaGKdEu1hUCmj3hMHKorPwD90JNT780
She was one of of the most prolific gospel songwriters ever, and the original power-singer. I grew up on Dottie Rambo music. (See this youtube of her recently, her health was really bad due to a botched back surgery years ago, but she was still out there singing her songs!) I mean – her music was the song of our lives. "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need," and "Remind Me, Dear Lord," and "If that isn't Love," and so many more…
In an interesting set of twists, for Mother's Day this year, my siblings and I bought my mom a 20 CD set (each representing a re-recording of 2 albums=40 Rambo albums http://www.dottierambo.net/). And Dottie died in Springfield, MO, which is where my parents are moving in one week to retire.
My mom is sad on Mother's Day.