Nashville, Tenn. – Music City, Inc. today announced the newest inductees into the Music City Walk of Fame, presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar: Kix Brooks, Alan Jackson, Manuel, Dr. Bobby Jones, Dottie Rambo, Les Paul and Dan Miller. The honorees will be recognized officially with the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers on Sunday, November 6, beginning at 12:00 p.m. in Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The induction ceremony, which is sponsored by Great American Country (GAC), is free and open to the public.
The induction of this class will bring the total number of stars along the Walk of Fame to 58. The Music City Walk of Fame, located on Nashville’s Music Mile, is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have made significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration.
Permanent sidewalk medallions with each honoree’s name displayed in a star-and-guitar design will be installed in the sidewalk along the Music Mile. The plaques for this class of inductees will be inlaid in Walk of Fame Park on Demonbreun, between 4th and 5th Avenues South.
“Each of these inductees into the Walk of Fame has definitely left their creative mark on Music City in their own unique way,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is the creative collaboration shown by these talented individuals that make Nashville, Music City.”
Dottie Rambo, known throughout the industry as the Queen of Gospel Music, is a world renowned singer, songwriter and musician. Throughout her 60+ year career, Rambo wrote over 2,500 songs, both for herself and for some of the music industry’s most notable stars. Her legendary songs have been recorded by music icons such as Elvis Presley, Barbara Mandrell, Carol Channing, Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton.
Her own musical career included being a songwriter, soloist and leader of her family trio ‘The Singing Rambos,’ later known as simply ‘The Rambos,’, which brought her opportunities to work with Barbara Mandrell and Porter Wagoner among others. Some of her more noted works include “I Go To the Rock,” “He Looked Beyond My Fault” and “I Will Glory In The Cross.”
Her accolades include Grammy and Dove awards, the ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award, being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and she and 'The Rambos' are also members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Rambo died in a tragic bus wreck in 2008 as she traveled between tour stops.
The legendary songwriter's daughter, Reba Rambo-McGuire, will accept the special honor on her mother's behalf this Sunday at the induction ceremony.
McGuire expressed, “Our family is overwhelmed with gratitude for the prestigious honor and recognition of mom’s creative artistry. This permanent landmark represents the legacy of a pioneering spirit who blazed a trail for songwriters, singers, musicians and poets."