A Song of Israel in Her Heart

For Christian music fans, the name Reba Rambo certainly evokes fond memories and emotions. Her music, and her family’s musical legacy, have provided the soundtrack for the lives of countless people of faith. One of these fans, Fellowship Board Chair Bishop Paul Lanier, even recalls Reba’s classic album, Lady, playing in his college dorm room.

And so it was with great excitement that Bishop Lanier and The Fellowship welcomed Reba Rambo to the podcast recently at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Nashville, TN.

Reba was gracious enough to share some time with us as she discussed her Hall of Fame career, the musical legacy passed down from her parents, her lifelong musical ministry, and her love for Israel.

Listen to this uplifting conversation with trailblazing Christian singer, songwriter, and artist, Reba Rambo.

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Episode Notes:

“I’ve always had a love for Israel… My son is named Israel; that’s how much I love Israel. The Lord gave me his name and said he has the song of the true Israel in his heart.”

This is what Reba Rambo shared as she sat down with Bishop Paul Lanier, Board Chair of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Nashville, TN.

The songs in Reba’s heart have ministered to—and provided the soundtrack for—countless people of faith during her decades-long career.

Starting this career at the young age of 12, Reba sang with The Rambos, the southern gospel family group led by her parents, Buck and Dottie Rambo. As her own musicianship and songwriting grew, so did Reba’s solo career—which aligned with the burgeoning Jesus Music movement.

A peer of other Christian music legends such as Andrae Crouch and Larry Norman, Reba released best-selling solo albums throughout the 1970s, including 1976’s Lady, which took home the Dove Award for Album of the Year, and its follow-up, The Lady Is a Child, which further brought gospel music messaging to contemporary musical stylings.

From the 1980s onward, Reba shifted her musical focus to the church community, with Rambo McGuire, a new family project that ministered to countless Christians in America and worldwide. And Reba continues her musical ministry to this day, with her solo albums again finding audiences thanks to digital streaming, with new music that she continues to write, record, and perform, and by mentoring the next wave of songwriters of faith as they look to inspire and minister.

When The Fellowship visited Nashville for the NRB convention, Reba kindly took the time to sit down and share about her family, her faith, her music, and her love of Israel.