Dottie Rager
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Dottie Rager


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“What a voice, something people need to hear!”
Al Moss/ AMoss Promotions

DOTTIE RAGER/Gone But Not Forgotten
Writer: David Lewis/Sharon Vaughn/Aaron Barker; Producer: Dottie Rager; Publisher: Blind Sparrow/O Tex/Friend of a Friend/Dimensional, BMI/ASCAP; RetroVue (track) (
—The title tune to Rager’s record is a magnificently melodic ballad, which she sings with great finesse. Just as good is the news that she’s also an excellent producer. All of these tracks are perfectly structured.
Music Row DISClaimer/
Robert K Oermann

Ms. Rager, I just found you on CD Baby, Damn Girl! I am just knocked out with your voice, your arrangements, everything. I host an Internet Radio show called, “All Things Country” or and I just know our audience would flip for you! I listen to a lot of music and your CD is the first one I’ve found lately that just made me stop in my tracks. I just love your CD, you are something special girlfriend. Rowena Muldavin, Host- “All Things Country”

Dottie, I have just been listening to your Great Country Sound and would love to feature your music on my Radio Program “Stone Cold Country” which I present on Radio Station Yarra Valley FM 99.1 here in Melbourne Australia! I’ll be spinning a few tracks on the Air for my listeners. Best Regards & Thanks!
Rod Bradley Yarra Valley FM 99.1, Melbourne Australia

I’ve listened to your album “Gone But Not Forgotten” at CD Baby and I think your voice and your music style are perfect for our broadcast, exclusive 24 hours a day of Country, Americana and Western music programming! We Love your Country Music! Albert Roch, Coordinator DCWRadio, Barcelona Spain

Dottie, I found your music on the internet! I’d like to think every now and then, hearing something exciting and fresh, like your music, is a good reminder of why I became a critic in the first place. A lot of the new acts seem so uniform and bland, but yours really has something! You can really hear the depth in your voice. Your sound is wonderful, great players, very subtle and fluid. I was knocked out, it’s so good!
Andrew Vaughan/ Music Journalist

- Various


"Gone But Not Forgotten" Released 5/2007
RetroVue Records



Dottie Rager has a distinctive sound and classic style that brings new life to that old feeling of country music. Her sultry voice resonates with hints of country classics and a pure pleasure of music from days gone by. “Dottie has a distinctive voice, setting her apart from the rest of the pack.” Julie Goddey/ KZKX 96 KIX
Dottie explains Gone But Not Forgotten, the title of her debut CD as, "That's how I feel about traditional classic country music that I love. That it’s gone - it doesn't get a lot of radio air play, a lot of people don't cut it or write it anymore but if people such as myself keep it alive and have a passion for it, it will never be forgotten."
On this CD, Dottie's brought in legendary singers like the Jordanaires and chosen songs from Harlan Howard and Billy Walker’s ("I’m Down to My Last Cigarette") and Dickey Lee’s ("He Thinks I Still Care") to bring that classic sound forward with her own renditions. She’s produced this project and has written four of the eleven tracks. Indeed, Ray Walker of the Jordanaires said of Dottie, "For a young lady, you have an old soul. Thank you for bringing us into the future!”
Dottie’s old soul was nurtured in the Heartland of America, on a farm in a small town in Nebraska. Growing up she was influenced by her Dad’s taste in music. “My sister’s and I wore out Dad’s records listening to Marty Robbins, Charlie Pride, Merle Haggard and the Everly Brothers. People like Waylon Jennings - from the very first note you knew it was them - they had a gift," Dottie says. "And I know that God's still making those people but we unfortunately don't get to hear them anymore."
Dottie eventually found her way to Nashville and began working for several successful writers and music publishers as well as working in radio and promotions. She’s worked for renowned industry veterans as the late Sam Phillips and Buddy Killen. As an independent song plugger she has secured cuts with artists like Darryl Worley, John Michael Montgomery and Alan Jackson. Her work experience in the music industry has given her many opportunities to learn about the business and hone her own songwriting skills and a musical voice with real honesty and integrity.

Dottie Rager puts a unique style into her writing and her soaked in emotion performance gives a refreshing signature to country music.