The 43rd Annual GMA Dove Awards took place at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on April 19th, with ASCAP members Rambo McGuire capturing top honor Best Bluegrass Album of the Year for Grassroots Rambos on Gospel Music’s biggest night. Produced by Dony McGuire for Rambo McGuire Records, the album celebrates the early mountain style of The Rambos and the timeless songs of the late Dottie Rambo, winner of the prestigious ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Featuring Dony and Reba Rambo-McGuire, their children Destiny and Israel, with special guest and founding member, Buck Rambo, Grassroots is the first in a series of “Remembering the Rambos.”
"We are thrilled to have received this recognition as artists," said Reba. "This project is so near and dear to our hearts, as it reflects our family’s rich musical heritage and carries on the legacy. Singing this music is even sweeter the second time around." Four years after her home-going, the Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year was awarded to Dottie Rambo for her classic song, "Mama’s Teaching Angels How to Sing." A Dove also went to The Isaacs who performed the song on their project Naturally.
Rambo McGuire is a family of ASCAP songwriters, and recently, Destiny Rambo McGuire and Israel McGuire joined the ASCAP team. Destiny and Israel traveled for years with their parents, performing and developing their unique gifts. Destiny is sought after as a singer, songwriter, musician, dancer, actress, and choreographer. Israel is a Grammy-nominated video director, singer, songwriter, and musician as well. Destiny’s heartfelt vocals and Israel’s rhythmic drumming are an integral part of the dynamic, soul-stirring music of Rambo McGuire.
Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire are award-winning Gospel singers, songwriters, recording artists, producers, ministers, and pastors. Their songs have been performed by some of the most famous Gospel artists, and their recordings have garnered prestigious nominations and honors including Grammy and Dove awards. Their unique blend of contemporary, rhythm & blues, praise & worship, country, folk, and bluegrass music appeals to a wide variety of audiences. They have performed all over the world from storefront churches to the largest concert stages, before presidents and kings, battle-worn military troops, maximum security prisons, college campuses, and billions of viewers of Christian and mainstream television including the Grammy Awards, receiving one of the longest standing ovations in the show’s history.
Rambo McGuire is already at work on their next project, Classics, which will feature signature family harmonies and the Dottie Rambo compositions that were the foundation of their monumental success. For more information on Rambo McGuire, please visit www.rambomcguire.com.