Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman’s Daughter Killed in SUV Accident
May 22, 2008
The 5-year-old daughter of contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman died after being struck by an SUV in the driveway of the family’s Nashville-area home late Wednesday afternoon (May 21). Maria Sue Chapman was playing in the area with several other children. Her teenaged brother did not see her in the driveway when he struck her with the Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving. A spokesman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol termed it “a terrible accident” and said no charges are expected to be filed. The child was the youngest in the family and one of three daughters adopted by Chapman and wife Mary Beth. The entire family was home at the time of the accident. Steven Curtis Chapman, 45, has won 51 Dove awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Grammys.


Please pray for this family

Writing Tip For May 16, 2008

Today’s Tip:

Never post your work online if you wish to get it published! Most publishers consider work posted on your blog,  or other sites, as work that has already been published. It makes it harder to get into the already difficult to enter, world of publishing.

Also, always check out the publisher’s submission guidelines before submitting. Why go through all the trouble of submitting, only to have your work thrown out without even being read?

Most important of all, Keep On Writing!

Dottie Rambo

• Mon 12 May 2008 – Gospel Legend Dottie Rambo Killed in Tour Bus Accident

I loved this great lady’s music.
The Missouri Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate a Sunday morning (May 11) tour bus accident that claimed the life of gospel music legend Joyce “Dottie” Rambo, 74, of Nashville. Six other people in the bus, including her manager, were injured when the 1997 Prevost bus crashed into a guard rail and an embankment around 2:20 a.m. on Interstate 44 near Mount Vernon, Mo. At the time of the accident, the singer-songwriter was traveling to a Mother’s Day performance at a church in North Richland Hills, Texas. Rambo began her gospel music career at age 12 and eventually wrote more than 2,500 songs and won a Grammy in 1968 for her album, The Soul of Me. Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007, she was inducted twice into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame — as a solo artist in 1982 and with former husband Buck Rambo and their daughter, singer-songwriter Reba Rambo, as the Rambos singing group in 2001. Her new album, Sheltered, is scheduled to be released this summer. Her songs have been recorded by Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Barbara Mandrell and many others. She and Parton recorded a duet for the title track of Rambo’s 2003 album, Stand by the River.


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Thank you, Mom.