August 23, 2014

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RAMBO MCGUIRE PERFORMING AT LORETTA LYNN GOSPEL FESTIVAL

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From Absolutely Gospel Music

Grammy Winner Jason Crabb Leads Two Day Event Including Rambo McGuire, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, The Freemans, Brian Free & Assurance and more at Country Legend’s Historic Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN

Nashville, TN (June 19,2014) The Loretta Lynn Ranch is preparing to welcome Gospel music fans from all across the country to the second annual “Loretta Lynn’s Gospel Music Festival” held at her Hurricane Mills, TN ranch September 13-14, 2014. The inaugural event last year was a huge success and organizers are anticipating another wonderful weekend.

Scheduled to appear during the two-day event are Grammy winner Jason Crabb, Hall of Fame members The Hoppers, The Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, The Freemans, The Sneed Family, Rambo McGuire, Aaron Wilburn, Brian Free & Assurance, Singing Cookes, Michael Combs, Archie Watkins & Smoky Mountain Reunion, and Tony Gore & Majesty.

“I love Gospel music,” Loretta Lynn says. “I had a great time with all my friends here last year and I’m so happy to invite everyone back to my house for some great gospel music! Y’all come on!”

For those arriving early on Friday night, September 12, 2014, there will be a special bon-fire and sing-a-long beginning at 8:00 PM with special guests HIGHROADIII.

Jeff Sneed, event producer, comments: “We had an amazing turnout last year – the crowd loved the event – and this year is going to be even better!” Patsy Lynn Russell, event organizer says: ” Jeff Sneed and his family have done a wonderful job doing anything that was needed – from producing the talent line up to organizing the stage, sound and light crew to promoting the event to bus groups. They’ve stepped up and really gone the extra mile to make this event a success!”

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN is the perfect destination for this amazing weekend of Gospel music. The full service RV park features primitive camping, pools, canoeing, paddle boats and more. Guests can also tour Loretta’s plantation home, the Butcher Holler Home Place, and her brand-new 18,000 square foot “Coal Miner’s Daughter” museum.

Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at LorettaLynn.com or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.

DESTINY RAMBO MCGUIRE INTERVIEW PARTS 1 &2 – BLOGTALK RADIO

Live With Joey DESTINY

 

BLOGTALK RADIO INTERVIEW PART 2 AIRING SOON

Please tune in online Friday, June 7, 2014 at 9 PM Central Standard Time to hear Part 2 of Destiny Rambo McGuire’s interview on the blogtalk radio show Live From The Bay With Joey. Part 1 aired previously and we are excited to share Part 2 with you. Click HERE to listen online at 9 PM CST on June 7. You can also listen to the interview later by clicking on the same link. For more information about the Part 1 interview, please read below.

 

BLOGTALK RADIO INTERVIEW PART 1 PREVIOUSLY AIRED

Destiny Rambo McGuire’s Part 1 interview on blogtalkradio with Joey Vilchez Nardone from the San Francisco Bay area is now available for listening online using the widget below this post. This was Destiny’s first interview since releasing her debut full-length project, Journal of a Songstress. Destiny’s father and producer of Journal of a Songstress Dony McGuire will also joined her for the interview. The interview aired on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 9 PM Central Standard Time on Joey’s blogtalk radio show, Live From The Bay With Joey.

To listen Part 1 of the interview, please click below:

 

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DESTINY RAMBO MCGUIRE: GOD GAVE HER MUSIC

Destiny God Gave Her Music

From the March/April 2014 issue of Homecoming Magazine
~ By Wayne Zeitner ~

This is not your grandfather’s — or grandmother’s — gospel recording. Despite Destiny Rambo McGuire’s prominent thank you to “GranDot and GrandBuck” (Dottie and Buck, aka the Rambos), and despite her including some Rambo classics and debuting a poem-song from Gloria Gaither, this Nashville-recorded, 15-track opus — a soul-baring manifesto of complaint and hope — is anything but Southern. Still, a singer with Destiny’s pedigree (her parents are Reba Rambo and Dony McGuire), releasing a CD that starts with the words, “In the beginning…” and ends with “…at last I found love” deserves consideration.

Seems like waiting three decades after taking the stage as a (very young) singing Rambo is an unusually long delay. Destiny agrees: “I’ve been singing in public since I was 18 months old. My parents used to put me up on the piano bench, and parade me around like a little singing monkey.” But tell us how you really feel about growing up in a traveling musical family. “Well, I sang with the family, and I sang on — it seems like — everybody else’s records, but never had something that was mine; something that represented me as an artist or as a writer.” Laughing, she recalls the reaction of GranDot to the first song Destiny ever wrote: “She teased me and said I was a late bloomer. I mean, I was only 14!” Such is the burden of the progeny of musical legends.

To continue reading this article, please click HERE.

DOTTIE RAMBO SONGBOOK – AVAILABLE NOW

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A songbook of 30 beloved songs, penned by Dottie Rambo and made popular by The Rambos, is now available in our online shop. For a limited time, you can purchase this Collector’s Edition songbook for only $19.95 +S&H (20% off the suggested retail price of $24.95). Click below to order or visit our shop pages (Rambo McGuire, Destiny Rambo McGuire, The Rambos) to see other product available.

 

dottiesongbookThe Dottie Rambo Collection ~ Songbook
Songs Of A Lifetime
30 of Dottie’s most popular songs
$19.95
20% OFF LIMITED TIME

Behold The Lamb • Bring All Your Needs To The Altar • Build My Mansion Next Door To Jesus • Come Spring • For What Earthly Reason • He Looked Beyond My Fault • He Was The Talk Of The Town • Holy Spirit, Thou Art Welcome • How Graciously Grace Has Covered My Sin • I Call Him Lord • I Go To The Rock • I Just Came To Talk With You Lord • I Will Glory In The Cross • If That Isn’t Love • In The Valley He Restoreth My Soul • I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before • Love Letters • Mama’s Teaching Angels How To Sing • Midnight In The Middle Of The Day • New Shoes • Remind Me Dear Lord • Sheltered In The Arms Of God • Stand Still And See His Glory • Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City • The Holy Hills Of Heaven Call Me • The Perfect Rose • There’s Nothing My God Can’t Do • This Is My Valley • Too Much To Gain To Lose • We Shall Behold Him

RAMBO MCGUIRE ~ BACK IN THE STUDIO

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2014-02-22 24Guess what? Rambo McGuire is finally back in the studio working on two new projects… The first being Rambo Classics!

We have combed through the entire catalogue of hundreds of Rambo songs (no easy task) and have found the ones we all were most excited to record again and share with you. Favorites like: “He Looked Beyond My Fault And Saw My Need,” “In The Valley He Restoreth My Soul,” “Sheltered In The Arms Of God,” “If That Isn’t Love,” “Tears Will Never Stain The Streets Of That City…” And the list goes on!

My darling 82 year old Dad, Buck Rambo, will be joining Dony, Destiny, Israel and me again on this special project. I’m amazed at the enduring strength and beautiful tones of his voice. Every time he does a concert with us he brings the people to tears with his transparency, passion for Christ and authentic voice – all seasoned with Kentucky humor.

What a joy for our family to harmonize on these timeless favorites you’ve requested. We’re having a blast remembering them yet overwhelmed at how relevant their message is today. The songs of Mama Dottie Rambo and other Rambo Classics live on!

We will let you know in the next few weeks the release dates as we absorb ourselves in this marvelous music. Your prayers are so appreciated.

Lovingly,

Reba

Pictured Top L to R: Israel Anthem, Craig Carter
Pictured Bottom L to R: Dony McGuire, Greg Hand

STORY BEHIND THE SONGS – Ordinary Baby

Story Behind Songs Ordinary Baby

From the November/December 2012 Issue of Homecoming Magazine
~ By Reba Rambo-McGuire ~

Ordinary Baby Youtube Video

Ordinary Baby

He was just an ordinary baby;
That’s the way He planned it, maybe;
Anything but common would have kept Him apart
From the children that He came to rescue,
Limited to some elite few,
When He was the only child who asked to be born,
And He came to us with eyes wide open,
Knowing how we’re hurt and broken,
Choosing to partake of all our joy and pain.

He was just an ordinary baby;
That’s the way He planned it, maybe,
So that we would come to Him
And not be afraid.

He was ordinary with exception of miraculous conception—
Both His birth and death He planned from the start;
But between His entrance and exit was a life that has affected
Everyone who’s ever walked the earth to this day.
With no airs of condescension
He became God’s pure extension,
Giving you and me the chance to be remade.

He was just an ordinary baby;
That’s the way He planned it, maybe,
So that we would come to Him
And not be afraid.

Lyrics: Gloria Gaither Music: Dony McGuire Copyright. © 1982 
BUD-JOHN SONGS INC/ASCAP, IT’S-N-ME MUSIC/ASCAP, GAITHER MUSIC/ASCAP.

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Pregnancy and birthin’ babies is one of the toughest jobs on the planet.

For many years Dony and I struggled with having children: three miscarriages, countless humiliating procedures, experimental fertility drugs and three tedious corrective surgeries. When I miraculously became pregnant with Destiny, we were ecstatic! The earth-mother hiding in me suddenly stood up and took full charge; I nested, ate organic and decided to have natural childbirth … what was I thinking?! 

It’s funny, the surprising moments when God shows up. Some believe that a woman is never more vulnerable or open to the spiritual dimension than she is during childbirth. Many testify of supernatural experiences during this wondrous event of bringing forth new life.

I was 20 hours deep into induced hard labor — I’m talking “wanna cuss your husband” labor. Because I was high risk, there was an amazing medical team assembled along with my family and lots of praying friends. When I was in the height of transition, I was overwhelmed with smell sensitivity; between Dony’s Juicy Fruit gum and Mom’s Giorgio perfume, I thought I would surely die from asphyxiation. The two were quickly banished from the room to get rid of the dreaded aromas when suddenly (and I don’t know how to explain it ’cause I wasn’t on drugs), my spirit popped through an ancient porthole.

I was in a damp, cool, cave-like structure lit only by torches. The smell was pungent, reminiscent of my great uncle Jimmy’s barn of animals and hay. Anyone who has any spiritual sensitivity and has been privileged to witness childbirth remembers the distinct sounds of a woman in various stages of labor. In my vision there were shadowy figures huddled ’round a teenage girl straining with the primal, guttural cries of the unmistakable final pushing of labor.

“By My Spirit, Mary was able to birth the Son of God in the most primitive of conditions,” the Voice whispered. “That same power, My Spirit, is enabling you right now!”

All at once I was back in my hospital room, and with one more push from the deepest depth of strength, Destiny entered through the canal with a flourish of blood and water. I’ve never felt more of God in a room.

As I held our wailing, bright-eyed child, I remembered the day, years before, when Gloria handed Dony a typed lyric, and on the top were the words “Ordinary Baby.”

To continue reading this article, please click HERE.

DESTINY RAMBO MCGUIRE ~ JOURNAL OF A SONGSTRESS ~

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Destiny Rambo McGuire Debuts

First Full-Length Recording Project

 

_MG_5097 (1) Resize MMDestiny Rambo McGuire is a butterfly mermaid: A voice that lilts, dips and soars… mesmerizing with colors, coupled with a deep well of wisdom-words that lure us into unchartered thinking.

When asked about her first full-length recording project, Destiny says, “I envision Journal of a Songstress as a warm handshake, a look in the eyes, a smile with a ‘Hi, I’m Destiny.’ This is who I am: my story, the journal of my life.” She lets us sneak over her shoulder and peer into the otherworld-wonder while bravely confessing the fragile skeletons of secrets. It’s about as honest as it gets.

Journal of a Songstress has been two years in the recording but a lifetime in the making. Destiny began practicing the crafting of story when she was two and collecting words and phrases like a miser hoarding scribbled, dog-eared journals. When she’s composing on the piano, her fingers tend to travel down familiar classical paths but stretch to pluck a sprig of rare foliage along the way. Her poetic and melodic sense is both fresh and ancient.

The long awaited solo début features nine original songs and six carefully chosen gems that pay homage to her musical heritage. “I Just Came To Talk With You, Lord” written by her legendary grandmother the late Dottie Rambo; “He Gave Me Music” and “At Last I Found Love” by her mother Reba Rambo-McGuire; “God, I Need Someone to Talk To” by her father Dony McGuire; and “He Will Provide” by her grandfather Cornelius “Mac” McGuire and Dony. “To All the Poets I Have Known” features the lyrics of Gloria Gaither and musical genius of Dony.

The roster of amazingly talented singers, musicians and creative technicians who caught sight of Destiny’s vision is staggering. She carries a presence that makes other artists eager to collaborate in releasing the mystery.

Journal of a Songstress is a journey best experienced sequentially by candlelight. It will take you by the heart and woo you to infinite summits and fathomless seas. Maybe that’s what butterfly mermaids are destined to do.

 

Coming December 13

Available For Purchase Now

 

Cover Draft 15 fixedDestiny Rambo McGuire ~  Journal of a Songstress CD
$13.95 


Click HERE to Download on iTunes

 

 

He Gave Me Music Letters To Cinderella (With Nick Britt) • Tree And Me Garden Of Incense He Starts With The End (With Nichole Nordeman)I Just Came To Talk With You, Lord Upside Down Excuse Me, SirYou’re Safe Here To All The Poets I Have Known Condemned Motel • God, I Need Someone To Talk ToOld Lady Grace He Will Provide (With Sonya Isaacs Yeary & Rebecca Isaacs Bowman)At Last I Found Love


 

THE RAMBO FAMILY ON BLOG TALK RADIO

Live With Joey RAMBOS

The legendary Rambo family (Buck & Reba along with Dony McGuire and Destiny Rambo McGuire) was recently interviewed on blogtalkradio by Joey Vilchez Nardone from the San Francisco Bay area. He has an online show, Live From The Bay With Joey. The family shared lots of stories and music with Joey, and you can listen to the interview HERE starting Sunday, September 8, at 11 PM Central Standard Time. The interview will be archived so you’ll be able to listen at later dates by clicking on the link.

SAVINGS ON 2 CDs AND 1 DVD

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Grassroots Rambos and The Greatest Hits Package
2 CDs and 1 DVD
$24.95 + S&H

Hear the timeless songs of Dottie Rambo performed by The Rambos and Rambo McGuire ~
See vintage TV performances of The Rambos And an impromptu home video concert of The Rambos ~

 

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 PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Rambos Greatest Hits FINAL COVER448X336The Rambos Greatest Hits CD
Click on the following title to see a clip from the Bonus Feature:
GREATEST HITS VIDEO CLIP

I Will Glory In The Cross • Too Much To Gain To Lose • I Just Came To Talk With You Lord • I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before • The Mercy Throne • If That Isn’t Love • It Will Pass • Midnight In The Middle Of The Day • Remind Me Dear Lord • Behold The Lamb • *I Go To The Rock • *I Call Him Lord • *New Shoes • *He Looked Beyond My Fault • *The Holy Hills Of Heaven Call Me • *The Touch Of Mama’s Hand • *Tears Will Never Stain The Streets • *Build My Mansion (Next Door To Jesus) • *(In The Valley) He Restoreth My Soul • *We Shall Behold Him

ALL 20 SONGS ON CD ~ 10 SONGS WITH ASTERISK (*) ALSO ON DVD
20 Original Recordings and 10 Vintage Performances
BONUS FEATURE: Last known “impromptu” home video by Mark Lowry featuring The Rambos singing 10 songs

 

Grassroots Rambos FINALRambo McGuire, Remembering The Rambos
Grassroots Rambos CD

A Dove Award-winning Project

Troubles Can Break You Or Make You A Man • He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothin’ But GoodToo Much To Gain To Lose • Harbor In The Time Of A Storm • Remind Me Dear Lord • When I Lift Up My Head • Nothing Like Home To Me • Mama Always Had A Song • Mama’s Teaching Angels How To Sing • New Shoes • Sacred Treasures • I Won’t Ask For More • We’ve Weathered Storms Before • Things Are Gonna Be Better After A While

 

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STORY BEHIND THE SONGS – Because Of Whose I Am

Story Behind Songs Because Of Whose

~ Because Of Whose I Am ~  
By Reba Rambo-McGuire

Did you ever wonder if God was having a bad day when He made you? Did you ever question the fact that He, The King of the universe, could love you – warts and all? Now maybe you’ve never been guilty of such thoughts but I confess I’ve had to deal with them.

One Sunday afternoon I was blowing up the balloons for my “pity party.” (I’m sure you’ve NEVER had one). I was lying across the bed, crying, feeling very inadequate when I cried out to God.

“How can you love me? I make so many mistakes! Can you show me how you love me?”

I was like a child who cried so hard ’til they’re totally “spent,” and I began drifing off to sleep. Something happened in those next few moments that would forever change my life. I honestly don’t know if it was a dream or a vision, but let me share it with you. I must admit it’s difficult to relate supernatural experiences with natural words, but I’ll try.

Imagine being in a place very similar to the worst famine-ridden desserts of Ethiopia. There were thousands of dark-skinned children lying in the hot, steaming, sun-baked sand. The stench of death was like a sickening fog. Dirty children with large, helpless eyes and bloated bellies were covered with sores and swarming flies.

Suddenly I saw of all people, Princess Di, running among all these dying, starving children. In this vision there was a knowing in me that she was barren. (Now we all know in actual life she and Prince Charles have two sons, but in this instance she was childless). She was searching frantically among the multitudes until she found the child who appeared to be closest to death. She cried out triumphantly, “This is the one! This is the one I choose. This is the Heir!”

Almost instantly a medical staff appeared and began intensive treatment, an I.V. in the arm, shots, even surgical procedures. The child was bathed and nourishment was given, and before my eyes began to blossom. Princess Di smiled, placed a purple robe around the child, and instantly the scene changed and that same child was a little older sitting on a jeweled throne of a palace, smiling.

Then I was awake and trembling. The Father spoke to me and said, “Reba, that’s the way I love you. You were starving, filthy, naked and dying without any hope. But before the foundation of the world, I searched among the the stuff, and I chose you. The stripes upon My Son’s back were for your healing, and His blood bought your redemption. I reached in and took out your heart of stone and gave you a perfect heart. I nourished you on the “chicken soup” of My Word. I laid you to rest on My big feather bed until you were revived and restored. I wrapped you in a robe of righteousness and made you a joint heir with Christ Jesus. I gave you all power and authority. Now you are a son of God. All I have is yours. That is how I love you.”

I lay there sobbing, only this time they were tears of joy. The presence of God filled the room and every fibre of my body. I could actually feel the arms of God around me, and for what seemed like hours, all I could do was weep and whisper, “Abba Father, Abba Father, Abba Father.”

He loves you in the exact same way. Why not take a minute and reflect on what He has done for you? You are His treasure, His joy, His child. Why not crawl up in His arms and tell Him all about it?

I’ll never understand why He saw a piece of clay
And said, “I want it, I’ll use it”
The greatest mystery is that somehow in spite of me
He said, “I’m gonna love you”
He took me in His arms
Said, “This child belongs to me”
He placed me in His Kingdom
Now I live like royalty
It’s not because of what I am
Not because of what I’ve done
It’s because of Whose I am

I’ll never understand while I was yet a slave
He said He’d buy me, He’d save me
He clothed Himself in flesh, became the final sacrifice
So I could know redemption
He took the stripes upon His back
So that I could walk in health
Then He broke the chains of death
Now I can live forevermore
It’s not because of what I am
Not because of what I’ve done
It’s because of Whose I am

My Father is Lord of everything
From here beyond forever
He’s given me His name said if I’d ask anything
He’d gladly give it
He put a robe upon my back
Placed a ring upon my hand
Said the riches of heaven were all mine
It’s not because of what I am
Not because of what I’ve done
But because He first loved me
His grace has set me free
His blood is flowing through my veins
I’m adopted by The King
It’s because of Whose I am

Lyrics and Music by Reba Rambo & Dony McGuire
Copyright 1980 Bud-John Songs Inc. / ASCAP and New Spring Publ. Inc./ ASCAP

You can download Reba Rambo-McGuire’s recording of Because Of Whose I Am HERE.
You can purchase The Lady’s Treasury featuring Because Of Whose I Am HERE.