MP3 Dottie - After the Storm
This, Rick Shorter composition, so beautifully performed by, Dottie, offers hope to all who feel hopeless or helpless after,
as well as during any storm in their life. The listener, no doubt, will be encouraged and empowered by this musical message.
1 MP3 Songs in this album (4:35) !
Related styles: Spiritual: Inspirational, Easy Listening: Adult contemporary, Spiritual
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Dottie explains her love of Music this way. “When I was small, we relaxed after Sunday church listening to James Cleveland, and Christian Country. I said in my heart, that I was going to grow up and be a Christian Country Singer one day. I remember when my mother and father went to the store I‘d be trying to sing. My older sister use to laugh at my singing. That really upset me and so I wouldn’t sing around her. From 11-14 years old I grew up in and out of Detroit area girls’ homes. This is where I was introduced to lots of soft rock and disco music. I use to enjoy listening to artist like Donna Summers, Patsy Cline and similar artists. I would sing anywhere, especially in the shower because it had great acoustics.
Some of my favorite Christian Gospel artists today are; Tramaine Hawkins, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans, Shirley Caesar, James Cleveland, John P. Kee, Darryl Coley, The Rhema Singers, and many other Christian Country Artists.
As a child, I always had this thing about singing with Minnie Pearl at The Grand Old Opry:) and even wrote a song about it when I was small. I wrote a lot of songs during my early years because it gave me such a release from my traumatic surroundings”.
Dottie was born, Dorothy Elizabeth Simmons and was delivered to her parents by a midwife. She was the 7th child of 16 siblings and grew up in Detroit, Michigan, with a rich heritage stemming from a father born a white southerner and a mother born with a mix of native american/negro. Dottie gives us a very interesting insight into the events surrounding the relationship between her father and mother during their early married years. “My grandmother on my father''s side told my father that if he’d married that negro woman, to never call her mama again. I remember a trip to Mississippi at age 11 and we had to stop for gas. My father was filling up the gas tank and my mother reached over, rolled down Daddy''s window and said, ‘get in the car they are looking at us strange’. So my father dropped the hose on the ground, quickly jumped into the car and drove off. It was very scary in that large station wagon. I remember wanting to meet my uncles on my Daddy’s side, and he told me we could not because they were members of the KKK”.
As a result of the work ethic implanted in Dottie''s mind by her parents, she went on to succeed in other areas beside singing. Dottie received a Pre-Builder’s Certificate in 2001. Graduated 2004 from Henry Ford Community College with an Associates Degree of Arts. She worked professionally as a Builder/Bartender/Karaoke-DJ/Entrepreneur. She owned two companies: Construction Management/Karaoke-DJ Services from 1999-2006 until the construction industry slowed to a halt in Michigan.
She relocated to Arizona where her work took her all around the United States as a builder, building scaffolds for Nuclear Plants. In the process of all of this activity Dottie has managed to raise two beautiful children; Tiffany and Blaze as she kept on singing.
Dottie goes on to explain that in Arizona, “God put a desire in my heart to search for the truth and become part of His fold. Through a group of circumstances under God’s leading, I found truth and was baptized as a born again Christian.
Not long after that I came in contact with a Christian brother by the name of Rico Hill. Rico played a major role in MTV/Nickelodeon’s as a creative executive before becoming a born again Christian. He is now co-founder of The Beehive organization, a Christian Medical Missionary outreach. I was privileged to attend The Beehive’s six week Medical Missionary Training School Program and am now a bona-fide medical missionary. What’s a medical missionary? Email me and I will explain it all to you. faithfulhands46@https://www.tradebit.com
During the Beehives’ Graduation Weekend I met Rick & Gwen Shorter who were guest medical missionary speakers for the weekend. Rick is now a Christian, Composer and Producer. I asked if he could write me a song to sing and he asked me if I could sing and told me to sing right now, and so I sang a few notes for him. Rick said, “that’s enough” and smiled. He told me to meet him at Rico’s house that evening and we would talk, and talk we did. The result is this single rendition of AFTER THE STORM.
We have a burning desire to reach the world with our God given musical gifts, hoping it will bring solace to a hurting and dying humanity in this day and time.”