For more about Karen Peck and New River, check out Jeff Hawes’ latest monthly column in the December issue of SGN Scoops!
Hendersonville, TN – As we approach the time of year many artists take a break from their busy schedules, Daywind recording artists Karen Peck & New River are looking forward to what the new year has in store. This January marks the 20th anniversary of Karen Peck & New River’s ministry. With the news of their GRAMMY® nomination for the album, Live At Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River, the group will be heading to Los Angeles, CA, for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards in February. This is Karen Peck & New River’s third GRAMMY® nomination, with previous nods received for the albums Ephesians One and Journey Of Joy. Karen Peck Gooch also recently revealed that she would be appearing in a movie with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah entitled, Joyful Noise. The movie tells the story of two women’s efforts to prevent a small hometown choir from shutting down. Karen will play the lead vocalist in a choir and will also have a speaking line. The movie is set to release early 2012.
As if a trip to the GRAMMYS® and a movie role weren’t enough, Karen and the rest of the crew are currently in the studio working on their newest album, entitled Reach Out. This will be the first album with their newest member, Jeff Hawes. The project, produced by Wayne Haun, will no doubt be another hit record from this award-winning group.
“It’s hard to believe that in January 2011, Karen Peck & New River will be celebrating 20 years of ministry,” expresses Karen Peck Gooch on behalf of the group. “We are so honored to have a GRAMMY® nomination, a small movie part, and a new album all at the same time. Susan and I agree that we are the perfect examples that some things just do not happen over night! Life is good. We are very grateful to the Lord for His blessings.”
More information on Karen Peck & New River’s upcoming album, as well as production of Joyful Noise, will be available in the coming months.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors. In addition to Karen Peck & New River, Daywind is home to artists such as Marshall Hall, Blackwood Brothers, and Crabb Revival. For more information on Daywind Records, visit www.daywindrecords.com. For more information on Karen Peck & New River, visit www.karenpeckandnewriver.com.