Dottie Rambo - Sheltered

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Song TitleSongwriterAwards...Link To Lyrics...Audio-Visual Link
I've Never Been This Homesick BeforeDottie Rambo
#1 song on Singing News Chart - 1977
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Sheltered Album On YouTube
If That Isn't LoveDottie Rambo
In Top 10 Gospel Music Association (GMA) songs for years 1970 - 1971
Lyrics at
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New ShoesDottie Rambo
With The Whites

Lyrics at

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TinyDottie Rambo
#1 song on Singing News Chart - 1972
Lyrics at
Dottie Rambo From HeartPrints Album
Sheltered In The Arms Of GodDottie Rambo &
Jimmie Davis ***
Fan Award for Singing News #1 song of year 1970; top 10 GMA song of year 1970.
With Porter Waggoner

Lyrics at

Video performance by Larry Gatlin, Duane Allen, Ben Speer
Who's Gonna Teach My Children's Children?Dottie RamboLyrics at
Original recording from Soul Classics - 1971
Remind Me Dear LordDottie Rambo
With Mel Tillis

Lyrics at

Alison Krauss & The Cox Family
I Just Came To Talk With You LordDottie RamboLyrics at
Destiny Rambo McGuire – Journal of a Songstress
Build My Mansion (Next Door To Jesus)Dottie Rambo
In Top 10 Gospel Music Association (GMA) songs for years 1971 - 1972
Lyrics at
The Rambos Live
I Go To The RockDottie Rambo
Dove Award for Traditional song of the year 1998 - won with Whitney Houston
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Whitney Houston – with Karen Clark & CeCe Winans
Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome (In This Place)Words By Dottie Rambo
Music By Dottie Rambo &
David Huntsinger
In Top 10 Gospel Music Association (GMA) songs for year 1977
With Lulu Roman

Lyrics at

Benny Hinn In India leading Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome with 2 million in audience
I Will Glory In The CrossDottie RamboLyrics at
Larnelle Harris performs I Will Glory In The Cross

Dottie thanks:

The FANS who chose the songs for this CD. Your love for me and my music is what keeps me alive and doing what I’m doing today; DAYWIND RECORDS, ED LEONARD, NORMAN HOLLAND and MICHAEL TURNER for believing in me, my music and this project; MILTON SMITH, WESLEY PRITCHARD and MARK MOSELEY for all your hard work and support in helping create this project; To all the MUSICIANS and VOCALISTS, you are the brightest thread in the fabric of this quilt; AARON CRISLER, ALAN MERCER and MARY ELIZABETH LONG for creating such beautiful pictures for this project; The children of PORTER WAGONER for sharing your father with me on this recording and for playing it at his funeral; MEL TILLIS, you are so special and I can’t even find words strong enough to thank you for your friendship and being part of this project; THE WHITES for staying true to the Lord and always loving and believing in me and my music; LULU ROMAN, my special friend who is gong to LIVE long and finish the work that God has called you to do; To all the DJ’s who have played my music over the years and hopefully for years to come; LARRY, JUDY, CHRISTIAN and PIERCE FERGUSON for being a family to me when I needed it most. Larry, you are more than a manager, you are a son and I thank you for walking with me through the flames, your harvest will come; CHRIS BARNES for everything you do, it doesn’t go unnoticed, you are my other boy; BECKIE SIMMONS and BSA WORLD; my big sissie NELLIE SLAYTON, and, of course, my daughter REBA RAMBO-MCGUIRE, son-in-law DONY McGUIRE, grandchildren DESTINY RAMBO McGUIRE and ISRAEL ANTHEM MCGUIRE, SCOTT, DIONNE and DYSON DISMUKE, and to all my FAMILY and FRIENDS.

Artist(s)Dottie Rambo
Name of Album:Sheltered
"SHELTERED is lovingly dedicated in memory of my dear friend PORTER WAGONER, sheltered safely in the arms of God. I love you and miss you." -Dottie Rambo
AwardsThe original recordings of the following songs won various awards. See the awards section and place the name of the song(s) in the search box:
I've Never Been This Homesick Before
If That Isn't Love
Sheltered In The Arms Of God
Build My Mansion (next door to Jesus)
I Go To The Rock
Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome

Year of Release:2009
Credits were written prior to the tragic events on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008, that took Dottie from earth to her heavenly home. She is greatly missed, but we are comforted knowing she too is sheltered safely in the arms of God.
Record Label:Daywind - 1692D
Producer(s):Dottie Rambo, Milton Smith, Mark Moseley
Tracks produced by Milton Smith with overdubs by Mark Moseley
Associate Producer: Larry Ferguson
Production Assistance: Chris Barnes
Engineer(s):Rick Murray, Byron Pritchard and Mark Moseley
Arranger(s):Milton Smith and Dottie Rambo
Orchestrations: Milton Smith
Recorded at:Tracks recorded at Milwest Studios, Fayetteville, NC
BGVs recorded at Millwest Studios, Fayetteville, NC and Sound Control Studios, Nashville, TN
Mel Tillis recorded at Mel Tillis Recording Studios, Ashland City, TN
Photo(s):Aaron Crisler/The Judy Nelon Group
Photo Shoot Location - Spaces, Nashville, TN and Baylor Bone Interiors, Nashville, TN
Candid photos with Mel Tillis and Porter Wagoner by Larry Ferguson
Photo of Porter Wagoner and Dottie Rambo hugging by Aaron Crisler/The Judy Nelon Group
Cover Design:Art Direction and Graphic Design by Aaron Crisler/The Judy Nelon Group
Background Singer(s):"Sheltered In The Arms Of God" - Wesley Pritchard, Amy Lambert Templeton, Beverly Daggerheart, Justin Ryan and Marty Slayton
"I Go To The Rock," "I've Never Been This Homesick Before," and "Holy Spirit Thou Art Welcome" - Angie Prim, Jennifer O'Brien and Justin Ryan
"Build My Mansion," and "Remind Me" - Jennifer O'Brien and Justin Ryan
"New Shoes" - The Whites (Buck, Cheryl and Sharon)
"Who's Gonna Teach My Children's Children?" - Wesley Pritchard, Amy Lambert Templeton, Beverly Daggerheart and Justin Ryan featuring Madison Atkins, Christian Ferguson, Abrianna Johnston, Noah Johnston and River Johnston from A Heart For The Arts Academy
"I Will Glory In The Cross," "I Just Came To Talk With You Lord," "If That Isn't Love," "Tiny" - Wesley Pritchard, Amy Lambert Templeton and Beverly Daggerheart
*The Whites appear courtesy of Skaggs Family Records
**Mel Tillis appears courtesy of Radio Records.
Musician(s):Guitar - Jeremy Medkiff
Guitars, Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmonica - David Johnson
Drums - Richard Gates, Rick Murray
Piano, Keyboards, B3 Hammond - Milton Smith
Banjo - Vic Jordan
Other Credits:Hair and makeup by Mary Elizabeth Long
Wardrobe for Ms. Rambo coordinated by Larry Ferguson
Creative Direction by Larry Ferguson
Lighting Assistance by Chris Barnes
Special Assistance by Alan Mercer

     *** Many of DOTTIE RAMBO's early songs such as "Sheltered In The Arms Of God" were published and copyrighted through Jimmie Davis' Publishing Company.  Jimmie Davis was the composer of the well known classic 'You Are My Sunshine."  DOTTIE RAMBO has stated publicly that Jimmie Davis was not a co-songwriter on any of her songs, but he required a writer's credit for publishing DOTTIE RAMBO's songs.  Publishing these songs for DOTTIE RAMBO gave her the first big break into the music business that would eventually launch her songs to be heard all around the world.  Jimmie Davis called DOTTIE RAMBO "Dot, My Girl" and they remained friends until his death at age 102.  More information about Jimmie Davis here.
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