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Ricky Braddy of Karen Peck and New River in hospital

Written by Staff on June 9, 2016 – 8:32 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Braddy of Karen Peck and New River

Ricky Braddy of  Karen Peck and New River is currently in the hospital.

Earlier today,  Karen posted the following on Facebook :

Ricky Braddy

Ricky Braddy

“Seems like today is definitely a day for extra prayers. Please pray for Ricky Dale Braddy. Yesterday he noticed a small red place on his hand. It began to swell and by the afternoon he was running a high fever. He is currently in the hospital with infection in his bloodstream. He is improving though…fever is down…thank the Lord!
We want to thank Devin McGlamery for filling in with us this weekend. We love y’all and thanks for always being there through the good and not so good times. #PrayNow”

SGNScoops is joining all the fans and friends of Karen Peck and New River for Ricky’s restored health.

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Karen Peck and New River Host 15th Annual Homecoming

Written by Staff on April 1, 2016 – 5:59 pm -

Karen Peck and New River Homecoming

Karen Peck and New River Homecoming

Dahlonega, GA (April 1, 2016) Every year on Fathers Day weekend Karen Peck and New River celebrate with their fans. This year will be the 15th Annual Karen Peck and New River Homecoming and it is their 25th Anniversary as a group, so this is a very special event.

Several years ago, Karen had a pavilion in the form of a tabernacle build on her property in Dahlonega. Fans from across the country bring their lawn chairs and enjoy great Gospel singing for two days. The friends that attend are always blessed by the singing and fellowship.

This year is no exception with Jeff and Sheri Easter along with the Guardians joining New River for an exciting opening night on Friday, June17th. The following night, Saturday, June 18th, Brian Free and Assurance, the New River Band, and Allison Speer will be joining New River to perform before the capacity crowd.

Karen stated, “This is such a special event every year for us but especially this year. We invite all of our friends to bring their own lawn chairs and come to help us celebrate 25 years of music and ministry for New River.”

For more information about the Homecoming you can E-mail Karen Peck and New River’s office atnewriver@windstream.net or go to the website at

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

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If you would like to interview Karen Peck and New River contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .

To learn more about Karen Peck and New River go to http://www.karenpeckandnewriver.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Peck-and-New-River .

You can Twitter her at https://twitter.com/karenpeckgooch .

Karen Peck and New River are booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail at info@harperagency.com .

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About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River are a powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known for her country flair and for having one of the finest soprano voices in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.

 

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Karen Peck & New River Receives Six Singing News Award Nominations

Written by Staff on March 19, 2016 – 4:57 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Dahlonega, Georgia (March 18, 2016) Karen Peck & New River collectively and individually received six top ten nominations for the 2016 Singing News Awards. Their group nominations are for Mixed Group, Song of the Year for “Pray Now” written by Karen Peck Gooch, Dave Clark, and Michael Farren, and Album of the Year Pray Now produced by Wayne Haun.

Individually the top ten nominations went to Kari Gooch, for the first time as Favorite Young Artist, Susan Peck Jackson for Favorite Alto, and Karen Peck Gooch as Favorite Soprano.
Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Karen commented, “We’re so excited about the nominations! Thank you to all of you for voting. We are extremely grateful. The next ballot will be in the May issue.”

Continuing in the excitement Susan Peck Jackson stated, “I am thankful and honored to be nominated in the top ten Alto category for the Singing News Fan Awards 2016”.
Karen Peck and New River so far this year for the album, Pray Now, has received a Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, a Grammy Award nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album as well as receiving nine nominations in the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards.
If you would like to interview Karen Peck and New River contact AG Publicity at info@agpublicity.com .
You can Twitter her at https://twitter.com/karenpeckgooch .
Karen Peck and New River are booked by The Harper Agency. Contact them at http://www.harperagency.com or by E-mail atinfo@harperagency.com .
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Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

About Karen Peck and New River

No doubt the most popular mixed trio in Gospel Music, Karen Peck and New River are a music powerhouse in the music industry. With hit after hit and multiple number one songs, they are one of the most sought after groups today. Karen is known country flair and for having possibly the finest and highest soprano voice in any genre of music. Karen was also recipient of the Susan Unthank Memorial Award, an award given by Absolutely Gospel Music only to women who have excelled in their work in a man’s world. Karen had a feature role in the hit movie “Joyful Noise”, starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. New River’s hit song “Four Days Late” has become a classic in Gospel music.
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Karen Peck Gooch celebrates

Written by Staff on March 12, 2016 – 7:41 am -

Karen Peck Gooch

Karen Peck Gooch

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of Gospel music’s favorite sopranos, Karen Peck Gooch.  Karen has been singing professionally for about 30 years,  since her days with the LeFevres. Now with New River, more of her family is involved and she is making even more friends and fans.

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Karen’s voice and look is timeless, although her award-winning music is always ahead of its time.

The Gooch family has had a challenging time as they faced Rickey’s recent battle with cancer. The Gospel music family came together in prayer and we are so thankful that Rickey is experiencing the healing hand of God.

Karen Peck and Rickey Gooch

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Thank you Karen for sharing your soaring vocals and sweet personality with us for so many years.

We celebrate with you today.

Happy birthday from all of us at SGNScoops!!!

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Karen Peck and New River at the Grammys

Written by Staff on February 16, 2016 – 7:32 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River



 

Last night, Karen Peck and New River walked the red carpet at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Nominated in the category of Best Roots Gospel Album for Pray Now, Karen Peck Gooch along with Rickey, Matthew and Kari Gooch, Susan Peck Jackson and Ricky Braddy rubbed shoulders with other elite vocalists such as Adele. Jeff Hawes and his wife Shainah were also in town, enjoying the red carpet experience as well.

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

As the time came for the winner to be announced, there were tweets and Facebook posts about nerves being stretched though out the members of KPNR. The winner of their category was announced as The Fairfield Four.

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Karen noted on the her Facebook page: “Hey y’all:) We did not win but we are still having a blast! Congrats to Fairfield Four:)
Pictures coming later from the red carpet. Got a pic with Johnny Depp and he was so nice!”

Congratulations to Karen Peck and New River.  You all are winners to us! Thanks for representing Southern Gospel with your usual class and grace.

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Karen Peck writes praise report

Written by Staff on January 14, 2016 – 1:16 pm -

Karen and Rickey Gooch

Karen Peck and Rickey Gooch

Earlier today, Karen Peck Gooch sent out her email newsletter with a praise report regarding Rickey Gooch’s cancer. Karen writes:

Hey Friends! 🙂
WE HAVE GREAT NEWS! Over the past few weeks Rickey has been experiencing post radiation symptoms. After three trips to Emory in Atlanta and going through a day of pre-op getting ready for a biopsy next week, the doctors checked the sore in his throat one more time and came to the conclusion that it looked much better than the week before. Therefore he does not need the biopsy!! We are so grateful to the Lord for answered prayers. Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers! Our new song ‘I Am Blessed’ is definitely our theme for 2016!!We are still very excited about going to the Grammys next month. We have been shopping like crazy!! LOL

So much is going on and I wanted to stop and remind you all about the Abraham Productions events that are happening this year. Check out the brochures and join us!!

Be sure to check our schedule and come see us. 🙂

Love y’all, Karen

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Be sure to visit Karen Peck and New River online and on Facebook.

Continue to pray for Rickey Gooch and his family as they go through this battle!

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Jeff Hawes marries Shainah Peek

Written by Staff on December 21, 2015 – 5:17 pm -

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek Wedding

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek Wedding

On December 12, Jeff Hawes married Shainah Peek in lovely Christmas wedding. From there, the couple travelled to St. Lucia for their honeymoon.

Jeff exclaimed on his Facebook page: “Had an amazing week!!!!!! Forever has begun!!!!!!”

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek

Jeff Hawes/Shainah Peek

Jeff recently was successful in obtaining his Masters in Education, after beginning the semester as College and Career Readiness Coach with the Jackson County Board of Education in Alabama. He was the tenor singer with Karen Peck and New River for many years and is a vocalist on their latest album, Pray Now, which is currently nominated for  Grammy Award in the Best Roots Gospel Album category.

Shainah Peek Hawes is a Registered Nurse at Dekalb Regional Medical. She also enjoys music and singing. Shainah and Jeff sang together at a school function. Perhaps we will hear more from this musical couple in the future…

SGN Scoops wishes the new couple much happiness in their life ahead, and a very Merry Christmas!

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Daywind Music Group Celebrates Radio Success in 2015

Written by Staff on December 17, 2015 – 2:28 pm -

Jim Brady Trio At SiriusXM

Jim Brady Trio 

Hendersonville, TN (December 17, 2015) – Daywind Music Group is celebrating a wildly successful year at Southern Gospel Radio. Earlier this week, Singing News released the 2015 year-end radio report, detailing the top songs on Southern Gospel radio. Daywind Records is proud to announce that 5 of the Top 6 songs of 2015 belong to Daywind recording artists.

With their debut radio single, the newly-formed Jim Brady Trio claimed the top spot with ‘Steppin’ Out In Faith.’ The up-tempo tune, penned by Jim and Melissa Brady, climbed to #2 on the monthly charts, narrowly missing the coveted #1 position. However, its consistent performance and airplay throughout the first half of the year earned the song top honors for the year.

Bowling Family

Bowling Family

Coming in at #3 is June’s #1 song, ‘That’s What I Miss the Most’ by The Bowling Family, followed by Greater Vision’s hit single ‘Put Out The Fire,’ from the project, As We Speak. The title track for the Dove Award winning & GRAMMY nominated project, ‘Pray Now,’ by Karen Peck & New River rounds out the Top 5 songs. The Browders’ fifth consecutive #1 single, ‘Time Machine,’ came in at #6 for the year, having been named the #1 song for the month of November.

Altogether, Daywind recording artists accounted for 59 of all charting singles in 2015. Furthermore, Daywind Publishing produced a record-breaking 119 charting singles this year.

Greater Vision

Greater Vision

Ed Leonard, President of Daywind, shared, “Our artists, writers, producers, engineers, and musicians put their hearts and souls into this music, and our partners at radio are sharing it with the world. We are so thankful to radio for playing our music!”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Legacy Five, Adam Crabb, Browders, Jim Brady Trio, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Bowling Family, Tribute,

Karen Peck & New River Releases Highly Anticipated Album, PRAY NOW

Karen Peck & New River

Nelons, Brian Free & Assurance, Blackwood Brothers Quartet and Wilburn & Wilburn. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors, Sony RED, and all major digital outlets, including iTunes. Albums by Daywind recording artists can be purchased at www.daywind.com.

For more information, visit www.daywindrecords.com or contact Dani Phillips at publicity@daywind.com.

 

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Karen Peck and New River Receive GRAMMY® Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 7, 2015 – 12:06 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

Nashville, Tenn – The award-winning Karen Peck and New River were honored to receive a GRAMMY® nomination for Pray Now (Daywind Records) for Best Roots Gospel Album, which will be awarded at the 58th GRAMMY® Awards, to be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Produced by multi-award winning Wayne Haun. Pray Now has already received the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year and the title cut has been number one on numerous charts. This is the group’s fourth GRAMMY® nomination. The previous nominations were for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album for Live At Oak Tree in 2011, Best Southern/Country/ Bluegrass Gospel Album for Ephesians One in 2009, and Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album for Journey of Joy in 2008.

Karen Peck commented, “We are extremely excited and honored to have a Grammy nomination! Everyone worked very hard on this project. It truly was a team effort. Special thanks to our Producer Wayne Haun, Daywind Music, Ed Leonard, Dottie Leonard, Scott Godsey, Rick Shelton, and Ed Harper of the Harper Agency. Also we want to express our gratitude to all of the incredible writers on this album. Pray Now is very dear to us. We had no idea when we recorded the Pray Now album in January that our world would change in a matter of days when my husband, Rickey, was diagnosed with cancer. Pray Now helped us through many difficult days. This nomination is a special blessing to us. To God be the glory!!”

Pray Now, exclusively distributed by New Day Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers worldwide including iTunes, Amazon and www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.


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SGN Scoops goes to the Atlanta Hymn Sing

Written by Staff on November 22, 2015 – 5:09 pm -

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Haven Hester of SGN Scoops captured some great pictures at the imageAtlanta Hymn Sing, with Greater Vision,  Mark Trammell Quartet, The Whisnants, Karen Peck and New River, and the Jim Brady Trio.  The artists were backed up by a large choir, led by John Whisnant’s father. Other participants included Pat Barker, Dr. Jerry Goff, TaRanda Greene, Mylon Hayes Family, Tribute Quartet and Scott Fowler. A live performance video was being taped during the evening.

The popularity of imageconcerts based on the Red Back Hymnbook and led by Gerald Wolfe has been growing with each event. The Atlanta venue was filled to the rafters with a lively congregation that came not just to listen but also to participate in the singing of favorite hymns.

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