RAMBO MCGUIRE BIOGRAPHY

Rambo McGuire is an acclaimed family group that has a long legacy of singing Christian music. The group began over 30 years ago as a husband and wife duo with GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artists and songwriters Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire. The duo dynamic continues today, but mostly they perform as a trio with their daughter Destiny Rambo McGuire joining them on vocals. Dony and Reba’s son Israel Anthem McGuire adds to the family mix by playing percussion.

Their unique style of singing and songwriting gives Rambo McGuire the ability to perform a diversity of musical genres—from contemporary Christian, rhythm and blues, praise and worship to country, folk, bluegrass and southern Gospel—appealing 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. Rambo McGuire continues to travel and sing in churches and concert halls throughout the nation and is featured on Gaither Homecoming videos and concert series.

 

Our LATEST PROJECTS

The two latest Rambo McGuire projects commemorate the music of The Rambos. There are 14 new recordings of The Rambos’s most beloved songs penned by Dottie and Reba in their newest StowTown Records release, Rambo Classics . “This is a must for every serious Rambo and southern Gospel collector,” says Reba. In 2012 Rambo McGuire won a Dove Award for Grassroots Rambos celebrating the early mountain style of The Rambos. Both of these recordings feature three generations of family talent including Destiny and Israel, original members Reba & Dony, and the late Buck Rambo. 

Dony and Reba are preparing a new duet project centered around their latest writings. Many of their previously most requested contemporary Christian songs are still available on The Noteworthy Collection and Reba’s latest solo project The Lady’s Treasury. Visit our Shop for more information.


DONY MCGUIRE AND REBA RAMBO-MCGUIRE

 

Both Dony and Reba come from a rich musical family heritage. At the age of 13, Reba Rambo-McGuire began traveling with her parents, Buck and Dottie Rambo, in the legendary southern Gospel music group, The Rambos. As a young boy, Dony McGuire toured with his four brothers and many popular Gospel singing groups before joining The Downings. They both launched solo careers in the late ‘70s becoming trendsetters in contemporary Christian music before joining forces as Rambo McGuire.

When they're not traveling, Dony and Reba continue to compose and write songs together including several new collaborations with Bill and Gloria Gaither as well as other well known writers across all genres of music. They are not only acclaimed songwriters but write articles for Gaither’s Homecoming Magazine and Reba is featured in her own column “There Has To Be A Song.” In addition, she is in the process of completing her second book, a collection of stories behind the songs of Dottie Rambo.

The McGuires devote a portion of their schedule to teaching creative writing workshops giving young and seasoned writers practical instruction in the craft of writing songs, stories, sermons, and speeches. “I wish someone had taught me these principles and secrets when I was young because it would have shaved years off my creative learning process,” says Reba.

Dony and Reba also teach and minister through their online church, The River. They broadcast the Good News of God's unconditional love to the world 24/7! Video messages are updated weekly and can be viewed anytime at www.StreamingTheRiver.com (website currently under construction).


DESTINY RAMBO MCGUIRE AND ISRAEL ANTHEM MCGUIRE

The next generation of Rambo McGuire brings its own talent and versatility to the family group. Dony and Reba's children, Destiny and Israel, traveled for years with their parents performing and developing their unique gifts. Destiny is sought after as a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and choreographer. Israel is a GRAMMY-nominated video director, singer, songwriter, and musician as well. Destiny's heartfelt vocals and Israel's dynamic percussion skills are an integral part of the soul-stirring music of Rambo McGuire.


What We've Achieved

1977 Dove Award
Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year
Reba Rambo-McGuire
Lady

1980 GRAMMY Award
Best Contemporary Gospel Album Of The Year
Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire

The Lord’s Prayer

1981 Dove Award
Praise And Worship Album Of The Year
Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire
The Lord’s Prayer

1985 Dove Award
Song Of The Year
Gloria Gaither and Dony McGuire
“Upon This Rock”

1994 Doctorate Of Sacred Music
Bethel Christian College
Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire

1994 Certificate Of Ordination
Bethel Christian Center
Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire

1995 Honorary Doctorate Of Divinity
Bethel Christian College
Dony McGuire

2001 Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Induction
The Rambos
Buck, Dottie and Reba

2008 Certificate Of Ordination
Fellowship Of Vineyard Harvester Churches
Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire

2012 Dove Award
Bluegrass Album Of The Year
Rambo McGuire

Grassroots Rambos