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Written by Staff on April 10, 2017 – 3:56 pm -

The Nelons To Perform During Presidential Inauguration Week

The Nelons will appear on the Music City Show Cruise 2018

Spectacular Lineup  For The Music City Show Cruise 2018 Features Fan Favorites Michael English, Nelons, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Joseph Habedank, Erwins, Tim Lovelace, and more!

Cabins On Sale Now!

Nashville, TN (April 5, 2017) – Some of gospel music’s most beloved artists and inspiring new talent will come together for one amazing week when the 2018 Music City Show Cruise sets sail from March 18-25, 2018. Filled with music day and night, and exotic ports of call – including Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico – this is a vacation you don’t want to miss!

Talent for the cruise is as follows: The Nelons, Michael English, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Karen Peck & New River, Browders, Joseph Habedank, Erwins, Amber Nelon Thompson, Jay Stone Singers, Jeff Stice, Misty Freeman, Allegiance, along with The Music City Show’s Jim Sheldon and Tim Lovelace.

In addition to the music, world-class accommodations and amenities await guests aboard Royal Caribbean’s amazing Oasis of the Seas, including an ice rink, aqua theatre, a ‘living central park,’ rock climbing walls, zip lines, and so much more.

Karen Peck and New River Win at 2016 Diamond Awards

Karen Peck and New River

Cabins start at $798.00 and are on sale now at or by calling 1-855-346-7735.

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AG Publicity Artists Shine at 2016 SGNScoops Diamond Awards

Written by Staff on November 10, 2016 – 8:19 pm -

Karen Peck and New River Win at 2016 Diamond Awards

Karen Peck and New River Win at 2016 Diamond Awards

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (November 3, 2016) AG Publicity artists received some of the top honors last evening at the 2016 SGN Scoops Diamond Awards. The Annual Awards were held November 1, as a part of the Creekside Gospel Music Convention at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Williamsons at Diamond Awards

Williamsons at 2016 Diamond Awards

Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck & New River took home two awards last night for Trio of the Year and Mixed Group of the Year. The Williamsons also were awarded two trophies for Favorite Song of the Year and Favorite Album of the Year (for “Shout” and Tell Somebody respectively).

Karen Peck of New River stated, “We are very honored to receive these amazing Diamond Awards. We want to thank all of you who voted for us. You all have been such a blessing to us over the past 25 years as KPNR. We work very hard to keep our ministry moving forward for the Lord. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. We also want to thank Rob Patz and his awesome team for their tireless efforts in keeping Southern Gospel Music in the forefront of the music world.”

“Such an honor to be awarded with Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2016 Diamond Awards! Thank you Lord for this honor and thank you all for voting for us.” an excited Donnie Williamson exclaimed.

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Sarah Davison of HighRoad at 2016 Diamond Awards

Country/Bluegrass hybrid group HIGHROAD won the Diamond Award for Christian Country Group of the Year, while Jeff Stice won Instrumentalist of the Year.

Sarah Davison of HIGHROAD commented, “It was really inspiring to be surrounded last night by friends and artists who love Gospel music so much. We couldn’t do it without the folks who voted for us and have prayed for us while we go out and travel and sing all the time. We are humbled by this honor and it’s to God we give the Glory. I’m just thankful He gives us the songs to write and let’s us do what we love to do.”

img_0929Jeff Stice said, “The Bible says if we delight in the Lord , He will give us the desires of our hearts…. but it amazes me that when we delight in the Lord those desires change. My desire? I just want to finish well, and be a vessel that glorifies God… I truly am speechless over this Diamond Award… I am honored that the voters have chosen me as Instrumentalist of the Year. My thanks to The Beckie Simmons agency for booking me, Daywind Records for signing me as an artist, AGP for being my publicist , my family for praying for me, the Nelons for believing in me and my wife, Stacey ( my gift from God)for loving and supporting me… Psalm 130:7 says: “Hope in the Lord , for in the Lord there is mercy, and with Him there is ABUNDANT REDEMPTION ”

AGP President, Deon Unthank, stated, “We at AG Publicity are proud to represent some of the most talented artists in the Gospel Music industry. Congratulations to Karen Peck and New River, The Williamsons, HIGHROAD, and Jeff Stice. Your hard work is appreciated as indicated by these awards.”

AG Publicity represents an award-winning roster of artists including Karen Peck & New River, The Williamsons, HIGHROAD, Jeff Stice, Michael English, The Browders, Wilburn & Wilburn, Johnny Minick with Goodman Revival, 11th HOUR, Steve Ladd, The Freemans, and more.

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Karen Peck and New River Anticipate Gatlinburg Gathering

Written by Staff on August 17, 2016 – 9:37 am -

Karen Peck and New River Anticipate Gatlinburg Gathering

Karen Peck and New River Anticipate Gatlinburg Gathering

Dahlonega, Georgia (August 16, 2016) Karen Peck and New River is gearing up for one of the most exciting events taking place in Tennessee this fall, the Gatlinburg Gathering. This year’s event starts Wednesday, August 17th and continues through the 20th in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Gathering has become a perennial favorite for Gospel Music fans as well as those who love to hear renowned speakers share the Word.

Canton Junction

Canton Junction

The location is a family friendly environment that allows attendees to enjoy the shopping of Gatlinburg as well as Pigeon Forge. This area also has many fun family attractions and sights to keep the parents, children, and grand-parents entertained between concerts.

Karen stated, “As always we are looking forward to the Abraham Productions event in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Gathering is a very special week of fantastic music and preaching. I love being a part of Abraham Productions because I feel like we are making an impact in this world for the Lord. I hope that every one is making plans to be there this week. I promise you will be blessed!”



Some of your favorite artists will be performing including Ivan Parker, Canton Junction, Jason Crabb, The Hoppers, Tribute, Isaacs, Booth Brothers, Whisnants, HIGHROAD, Karen Peck and New River and more.

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Jason Crabb

Jason Crabb

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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 is 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 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 and New River, Jim Brady Trio to appear at Shiloh Hills

Written by Staff on August 11, 2016 – 7:32 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

North Metro Gospel Singing’s is bring another great night of Southern Gospel Music August 20 starting at 5:30 pm. The event will be at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw, GA. Featured artist include Karen Peck and New River. They have been nominated four times for a Grammy Award, won the Dove Award for Southern Gospel Group four times and had 15 number one hits. Karen has won eleven favorite soprano awards and Susan and Rickey have also won numerous awards. “Revival” won GMA Dove Award for song of the year and album. Revival also won the 2014 SGN Diamond Award song of the year, Absolutely Gospel’s song of the year and progressive gospel song. Karen Peck starred in the Hollywood movie “Joyful Noise.” She got her big start with The LeFevre’s which later became the Rex Nelon Singers.

Jim Brady Trio

Jim Brady Trio

Also on the program is The Jim Brady Trio. Jim started sing at age five with his family and by 16 he was writing songs. Melissa sang with her family, the Shulers before she and Jim met. When they married Jim joined The Shulers and stayed with them until he was invited to be a part of The Booth Brothers. He stayed with them for 12 1/2 years winning more than 100 honors. He won baritone eight years and songwriter three years. He has written several number one songs. Jim owns his own publishing house, Brady House of Music. Jim and Melissa has written more than 200 songs. Recently 22 year old Layke Jones became the third member in the trio. Layke has a vocal major from Anderson University and has been guest vocalist on a Gaither Vocal Band project.

Children of the Promise

Children Of The Promise

The evening will kick of at 5:30 with Children of the Promise. They are the Shaw family from Cedartown, GA. Mom Nikki traveled with Kyla Rowland and was an original member of Sacred Calling. She speaks at numerous women’s conferences. There are three sons.  Jacob, who is the oldest, sings lead and baritone. He collects John Wayne memorabilia. Eli, the middle one, sings tenor. Recently at Singing in the Sun he was invited on stage by Bryan Free and Gerald Wolfe to sing with their group. Isaac is the youngest and often sings with them, taking on the lead part.

Don’t miss Karen Peck and New River, the Jim Brady Trio and Children of the Promise. It’s going to be an evening of some of the best in Southern Gospel Music. North Metro Gospel Singings brings several concerts each year to the North Metro Atlanta Area. For information on any concerts the contact number is 770-617-0359.

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About the Writer…. Dave Clark

Written by scoopsnews on July 21, 2016 – 8:54 am -


About David Clark: (

My name is Dave Clark and I am a writer. It is not just what I do, but who I am. I left my home in Jackson, Michigan, when I was 17 and followed the song to Nashville, Tennessee. I wouldn’t wish those early years on anyone, but I am richer for the lessons time has taught me.

I have been married for more than 30 years to the only math teacher I’ve ever had a crush on. Cindi and I met on a blind date, and I bought the ring two weeks later. Our home has known the laughter of three amazing children. Allison, Anna and Sam each bring a unique passion for life and are champions for Christ.

My most unlikely accomplishment is that nearly 30 years after graduating from high school, I enrolled as a first-time freshman at Nazarene Bible College and graduated Delta Epsilon Chi and ABHE Honor Society with a Bachelors Degree in Ministry.

In addition to writing words, my hobbies include editing video, playing any instrument with strings and standing in line for whatever Apple sells.

Creative Director for Lillenas Publishing, a Kansas City-based Christian music company.
Adjunct instructor in the Music Business program at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.
Songwriting credits for songs recorded by artists including Larnelle Harris, Sandi Patty, Steve Green, 4HIM, Al Denson, Point of Grace, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Glen Campbell, Donny Osmond, CeCe Winans, Michael Crawford, The Martins, and many others.
Producer of numerous records including two Grammy-nominated projects for J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet and the “Get the Truth” recording for the American Bible Society.
One of three songwriters commissioned to set the concepts of Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” to music for an artist recording on Starsong Records.
Author of the book entitled Worship Where You’re Planted, which released from Beacon Hill Press in 2010.
Author of more than 40 Christmas and Easter musicals performed each year in churches across the country.
Co-writer of the Christmas song “Strange Way to Save the World,” which has been recorded by dozens of artists including Michael Crawford.
Awarded ASCAP’s Living Legacy Award in 2009 in honor of 25 #1 songs on the Christian Music Charts.
The Father Hath Provided – Larnelle Harris – 1987
I Can Begin Again – Larnelle Harris – 1989
Didn’t You Know – Larnelle Harris – 1991
Couldn’t We Stand – 4HIM – 1991
Be the One – Al Denson – 1991
Everything You Are – Larnelle Harris – 1991
Best of Friends – Sandy Patti – 1992
To Forgive – Al Denson – 1992
Why – 4HIM – 1992
Generation to Generation – Benson Artists – 1992
There Stands the Cost – Larnelle Harris – 1993
For Future Generations – 4HIM – 1994
Real Thing – 4HIM – 1995
Mercy Came Running – Phillips, Craig & Dean – 1996
Crucified With Christ – Phillips, Craig & Dean – 1996
As Long As My Heart Know It’s You – 4HIM – 1996
Living on a Ring and A Prayer – Wilcox & Pardoe – 1996
Land of Mercy – 4HIM – 1996
This is How it Feels to Be Free – Phillips, Craig & Dean
Mercy Said No – Greg Long – 1998
Marks of the Mission – Charles Billingsley – 2000
I’ve Got You Covered – Phillips, Craig & Dean – 2000
My Praise – Phillips, Craig & Dean – 2003
Life To the Living – Allen Asbury – 2005
One True God – Mark Harris – 2009

Pray Now – Karen Peck – 2015


Thank you Cody McCreary for this interview with David at Stamps Baxter School last night:


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Congratulations Karen Peck Gooch!

Written by scoopsnews on June 26, 2016 – 2:36 pm -

Karen Peck Gooch

Karen Peck Gooch

From Karen FB post:

Today is my 36th year Anniversary of full-time ministry! On this day June 26, 1980 I joined Alphus LeFevre and The LeFevre’s. One year later on June 26, 1981 I joined the Rex Nelon Singers. I’ve never stopped and I plan to keep going until the Lord calls me Home. Thank the Lord for giving me the desires of my heart to sing and travel for Him.

Congratulations from SGN Scoops!

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Written by Staff on June 13, 2016 – 1:41 pm -

All-Star Salute to Air on TBN July 15, 2016

Les Beasley accepts the SGMG Harmony Honor in celebration of the Gospel Singing Jubilee on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Trinity Music City (TBN) in Nashville, TN. Photo by Chip Woods
(Nashville, TN) – The Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMG) paid homage to Les Beasley and the Gospel Singing Jubilee at the 2016 SGMG Harmony Honors during an all-star salute on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
The event, held at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN, was hosted by Jason Crabb and Gerald Wolfe. Musical guests for the evening included Goodman Revival, The Nelons, Karen Peck & New River, LeFevre Quartet, Rambo McGuire, Ronny Hinson, Freedom Quartet, Three Bridges, Second-Half Quartet, Tribute Quartet, and the Inspirations. Additionally, Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys) and Willie Wynn (former tenor, Oak Ridge Boys) honored Beasley recounting personal stories and tributes.
Beasley, known for being the lead singer and manager for The Florida Boys, was also a pioneer in Gospel Music TV. Beasley produced the Gospel Singing Jubilee for over two decades. Under Beasley’s direction, the popular television program aired on Sunday mornings in every major television market in the United States. Millions viewed the show every Sunday where the careers of many of Gospel Music’s most loved artists were launched and some of the most beloved Gospel songs were introduced for the first time.
TBN – Trinity Broadcasting Network – will air the SGMG Harmony Honors during a special television broadcast on July 15, 2016.
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Exciting News from KPNR….

Written by scoopsnews on May 22, 2016 – 5:29 pm -

Karen Peck and New River

Karen Peck and New River

From KPNR Facebook:

On the bus rehearsing…….. Love this!


Thanks for sharing this moment with  us…….


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Tweet of the Day!

Written by scoopsnews on May 5, 2016 – 12:45 pm -


Tweet of the day! Karen Peck Gooch

Happy Anniversary Karen and Ricky from SGN Scoops!

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Karen Peck & New River Experiences Grammy Moments

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 25, 2016 – 9:06 am -

Karen Peck & New River Experiences Grammy Moments

Karen Peck & New River Experiences Grammy Moments

Hendersonville, TN  – GRAMMY nominated Karen Peck & New River enjoyed an exhilarating weekend in California; participating in a variety of events leading up to the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held in Los Angeles on February 15th.

GRAMMY moments occur both on and off the show itself. The award-winning Southern Gospel group took pleasure in rubbing elbows with some of music’s biggest stars on the red carpet while celebrating their fourth GRAMMY nomination.  Among the red carpet  attendees was acting legend, Johnny Depp, who performed that evening with the supergroup Hollywood Vampires, featuring Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.  Depp, a Kentucky native heard Karen Peck & New River giving an interview, and, upon recognizing the deep southern accent, inquired where they were from.  Peck and Depp participated in a brief conversation regarding their mutual southern roots that proved to be a highlight of their evening.

Karen Peck also had the pleasure of meeting R&B great, Andra Day, while visiting Amoeba Records in Hollywood.  The artists shared a sweet moment congratulating each other on their respective nominations, as well as exchanging well wishes.  “I’ll be praying for you,” said Day, as Peck reciprocated the sentiment.  Nominated in two categories that evening, Day also performed her song, ‘Rise Up,’ with Ellie Goulding on the telecast.

After the Grammy premiere ceremony, Karen Peck and New River caught up with fellow nominees Jason Crabb, Kirk Franklin, J Moss and others in what seemed more like a Dove Awards moment taking place in Los Angeles. Fun and fellowship was had by all.

Karen Peck & New River’s 2015 release, Pray Now, garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album, marking the group’s fourth nomination to date. Previous nominations include Live At Oak Tree, Ephesians One, and Journey of Joy, all in the Best Southern Gospel/Country/Bluegrass Album of the Year category.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, February 15, 2016.

Pray Now is available at Christian retail stores across the country, online at, and digitally at iTunes and other outlets. Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1.800.635.9581.

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