9 of the 12 are originals written by John, Yavonna and Christopher Dotson and one written by a good friend , Marie Stapleton.
The Dotsons are a family gospel group from northern Indiana. The group consists of husband and wife, John and Yavonna Dotson and their oldest son, Christopher Dotson. They have 2 other children, a son, Seth and a daughter, Emily.
The Dotsons family is growing as their sons have married and blessed John and Yavonna with 3 grandbabies. On August 14, 2015 they were blessed with a granddaughter, Selah Marie Dotson and on March 17, 2019 a grandson, Bowman Russell Dotson
(from Christopher and wife, Emily) and on May 22, 2018 they were blessed with a grandson, Remington Taylor Dotson (from Seth and wife, Katie).
Christopher joined them full time in August 2013. Christopher brings a lot to the group with his love for gospel music and many talents of playing the mandolin, acoustic and lead guitar as well as singing harmony and some lead vocals. He has even wrote a few songs.
John and Yavonna have been singing together for over 30 years. They started out singing in their home church, funerals and weddings. In early 1998 God started opening doors and leading them in a different direction. They did their first recording project in October 1998. In February 1999 they were given the opportunity to open for the legendary group, The Kingsmen, at a concert in North Manchester, IN. Shortly after that concert, the phone started ringing with inquiries about booking The Dotsons. After the group did their first recording in 1998, it was evident to them that God had given John the gift of songwriting. John is becoming very well known for his songs; such as Gardens of Stone, The Man I use to be, Lost and Found, No One Expected Me, I’m gonna run for home, Think of Me, He`s Still Saving Me, Prayer Warrior, Who Will Tell Them; the list goes on and on. The Dotsons are in their 21st year of traveling and singing for the Lord with a total of 8 recording projects. Their newest CD is titled WHO WILL TELL THEM which includes 8 original songs; 6 written by John Dotson and 1 by Yavonna and 1 by Christopher.
The Dotsons desire is to be used by the Lord to help others find their way to Him and encourage others in their walk with the Lord.
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