Joyce "Dottie" Rambo, an influential gospel singer and songwriter, died early Sunday when her tour bus ran off a highway and struck an embankment. She was 74.
Rambo, who learned to play guitar as a girl while listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the radio, has hundreds of published songs, including gospel classics such as "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need" and the 1982 Gospel Music Assn. song of the year, "We Shall Behold Him." Rambo was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame last year and the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
Elvis Presley recorded her composition "If That Isn't Love" which was first released on the "Good Times" album in 1973.
Source: Various / Updated: May 12, 2008