RAMBO, Dottie (Joyce Reba, Luttrell). b. Madisonville, Kentucky, 2 Mar 1934; d. Mount Vernon, Missouri, 11 May 2008. Raised during the Great Depression in the poverty-stricken coalfields of western-Kentucky, Dottie expressed an early affinity for country music, taught herself to play guitar by listening to country music radio performances broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry, and began writing songs at the age of eight. Four years later she had a born-again Christian experience and made a commitment to devote her life to Christian music. Her father gave her an ultimatum: give up Christian music, or leave home. She chose to leave and began touring, performing in local churches and Christian...
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