Karen Peck and New RiverKaren Peck and New River - July 9, 10:30am

Karen Peck and New River is a 4-time Grammy Award Nominated and 4-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group. They have had over 15 number one hits. Karen’s flawless, delightful soprano voice has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Karen, Susan and Ricky have also received many awards from other magazine publications and Internet publications. In addition, latest album “Pray Now” featured the #1 song for October 2015 and garnered the Dove Award for Album of the Year. Their previous album, REVIVAL, has had two consecutive #1 songs with “Revival” and “Finish Well.” “Revival” won the 2014 GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song of the Year, Song of the Year for the 2014 SGN Diamond Awards, Song of the Year and Progressive Song of the Year for the 2014 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards, and the album REVIVAL won Album of the Year for both the Diamond Awards and the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. Their previous album release, Reach Out, had two consecutive #1 songs for “On the Banks of the Promised Land” and “Mighty Big God.”

Finally in 1991, the realization of yet another dream came to pass when Karen and her sister, Susan, with Karen’s husband Rickey, organized the musical entourage of Karen Peck and New River. Today the New River team consists vocally of Karen, Susan, and Ricky Braddy. Additionally, Karen’s husband, Rickey, serves as the group’s road manager and sound technician, Karen and Rickey’s son, Matthew, plays guitar, and their daughter, Kari, sings and is also is the group’s product manager, making New River a complete family affair. Susan’s husband, David, is the founder and owner of the Jackson Steel Guitar Company.

New River sets a new standard for musical perfection with rich vocal harmony that is shaded with the sophistication of Southern Gospel, country and progressive musical sounds. New River today stands not only as a talented and successful recording artist, but more importantly, effective messengers presenting the Gospel, through Jesus Christ.

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