Karen Peck and New River is a 5-time Grammy Award Nominated and 6-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group. They have had over 18 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, Grant, and Kari have also received many awards from other magazine publications and Internet publications. In addition, the latest Grammy Nominated album “Hope For All Nations” has made a mark in the Christian community with the concept video filmed in Roatan, Honduras of their title cut song Hope For All Nations. Their previous album “Pray Now” featured three number one songs, “Pray Now”, “Calling”, and including “I Am Blessed” as being the #1 Song of the Year in the top 100 songs of 2016 according to the Singing News Magazine. “Pray Now” garnered a Grammy Nomination and a Dove Award for Album of the Year and 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.”

 

“Reach Out” received 2 GMA Dove Awards, including Country Song of the Year “Good Things Are Happening” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year. The first radio release, “On the Banks of the Promised Land,” reached #1 for December 2011. It was also selected as #1 for the Top 100 Songs of 2011 by Absolutely Gospel.Com. The second release, “Mighty Big God” reached #1 for July 2012. Accordingly, Karen Peck and New River was selected as Top Played Artist for 2011 (absolutelygospel.com), and their current release, “Good Things Are Happening” is quickly rising to the top of the charts.

 

The CD/DVD release “Live At Oak Tree Studio” brought the group a Grammy nomination, receiving a 2011 nomination for Best Southern Gospel/Country Gospel/Bluegrass Album of the Year.

 

In 2010 “Four Days Late” was chosen by the Singing News Magazine as Song of the Decade as well as “I Wanna Know How It Feels,” being selected as #10 Song of the Decade.

 

Their 2009 release, “No Worries,” featured the radio hits “Why Should I worry,” “Why Can’t All God’s Children Get Along”, and “Special Love,” all reaching the Top 5 on the charts. “Why Can’t All God’s Children Get Along” received at 2010 Dove Award nomination for Song of the Year, with Karen Peck Gooch receiving a Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.

 

“Ephesians One,” released in September 2008, features the #1 song “I Want To Thank You”, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2009. “Each time we go into the studio to record a new album,” Karen shares, “we’re at a different place in our walk with Christ than the last time we prepared for a recording. Therefore, obviously, each recording pulls at a different heartstring, yet the message of hope is always present. That’s what life in Christ is all about. As a result of various circumstances each of us have faced over the past years, we’re at a point in our lives where we realize that anything we achieve or accomplish is all because of Christ. It is an honor to serve Him.”

 

Their album “Journey of Joy” received a Grammy nomination for 2008. “Journey of Joy” was also nominated for three Dove Awards. This album has three consecutive #1 songs including “Hey”, “Last Night”, and “Whispered Prayers”.

 

With appearances on such prestigious stages as The Grand Ole Opry, The Gaither Homecoming concerts, Opryland Theme Park, Dollywood and Six Flags Over Georgia, New River has firmly established their place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music. Over the past decade, they have been featured on many television networks, with appearances on TBN’s Praise The Lord, the Grand Ole Opry Live and the popular Gaither Gospel video Series. The group has enjoyed many honors and accolades. They have received numerous industry and fan award nominations. They have consistently received radio airplay at stations nationwide. Hit releases have flowed their way in bunches, and they have enjoyed many Number One songs. A few of their other previous popular hits include: “Hold Me While I Cry”, “Just One Touch”, “I Wanna Know”, “God Likes To Work”, “Daddy’s Home”, “When Jesus Passes By”, “God Still Answers Prayer”, and “Christian In The House”. Additionally, the group’s Number One hit, “Four Days Late”, was also named Song of the Year by readers of The Singing New Magazine in 2001 and the SGMA Awards and continues to be a favorite among audiences.

 

Karen has been featured in two movies to date, “Joyful Noise” featuring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and the PureFlix film “Redeemed.”

 

The youngest of three daughters, Karen was exposed to the traditional sounds of Gospel Music at a very early age. Her parents often took Karen and her sisters, Susan and Sandra, to the all-night sings in Atlanta, and these concerts left an indelible mark on the youngsters who made a pact that someday they would share a musical ministry of their own.

 

One of the groups often featured at the Atlanta concerts was The Lefevres, who later became known as The Nelons. It would be a mild understatement to say that Karen had aspirations of singing with this talented family. In fact, that aspiration became her greatest desire, and in 1981, this dream became a reality when Karen was invited to travel with her favorite group. She remained with The Nelons for 10 years, gaining the respect of industry peers and fans alike with her exceptional vocal ability and caring personality.

 

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, Ricky Braddy, and Kari Gooch. Additionally, Karen’s husband, Rickey, serves as the group’s road manager and sound technician. Karen and Rickey’s son, Matthew, plays guitar, and with their daughter, Kari, now performing on stage, this makes New River a complete family affair. Susan’s husband, David, is the founder and owner of the Jackson Steel Guitar Company. Their son, Joseph, is KPNR’s product manager.

 

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.

 

Four Days Late Four Days Late - Karen Peck & New River

On The Banks Of The Promised Land On The Banks Of The Promised Land - Karen Peck & New River

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow I Know Who Holds Tomorrow - Karen Peck & New River

Talk About The Good Things Talk About The Good Things - Karen Peck & New River

Joy in My Heart Joy in My Heart - Karen Peck & New River

Holy Spirit Speak to Me Holy Spirit Speak to Me - Karen Peck & New River

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Albums & Songs

  • The Keepers (Acoustic)
  • Dance (Acoustic)
  • Sheaves (Acoustic)
  • Four Days Late (Acoustic)
  • The Keepers
  • Dance
  • Sheaves
  • Four Days Late
  • The Keepers
  • Dance
  • Sheaves
  • Four Days Late
  • Spirit of Heaven
  • Answer is Jesus
  • The Keepers
  • Future Glory
  • Bless His Holy Name
  • If God Wrote a Song
  • Dance
  • Lead Me Through
  • Valley Too Long
  • Sheaves (Dedicated to Isabel)
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • The God I Serve
  • Made Right
  • I Know Jesus Lives
  • The Book
  • The Love of Jesus
  • Messiah Overcame
  • When I Lift up the Name
  • All About Yes
  • Ain't No Grave
  • Love Will Never Give Up
  • Hope for All Nations
  • Who He Is What He Does
  • The Reason
  • Gotta Be Saved
  • I'll Keep on Praying
  • The River
  • Victory Is Mine
  • God's Got a Blessing
  • All You Need
  • I Know I'll Be There
  • I'm Gonna Love My Neighbor
  • Revival (Live)
  • Everybody's Going Through Something (Live)
  • Calling (Live)
  • Daddy's Home (Live)
  • God Still Answer's Prayer (Live)
  • A Life That's Good (Live)
  • Were You There (Live)
  • Interview 1 (Live)
  • Blessed (Live)
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels (Live)
  • On the Banks of the Promised Land (Live)
  • Interview 2 (Live)
  • Pray Now (Live)
  • Four Days Late (Live)
  • Medley (Live)
  • Opening Segment (with Paul Heil)
  • Bend in the River
  • He's Sending Miracles
  • God Still Answers Prayer
  • Interview "Trivia"
  • Rain & Shine
  • When Jesus Passes By
  • Ten Thousand Angels Cried
  • Interview
  • Daddy's Home
  • God Likes to Work
  • God Is Faithful
  • Christian in the House
  • Interview
  • Four Days Late
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels
  • That's Why They Call It Grace
  • Hold Me While I Cry
  • Hey
  • Last Night
  • Interview (The Story Behind Whispered Prayers)
  • Whispered Prayers
  • Ephesians Chapter One
  • I Want to Thank You
  • Why Can't All God's Children Get Along
  • On the Banks of the Promised Land
  • Good Things Are Happening
  • Revival
  • Finish Well
  • Interview
  • Pray Now
  • Closing Segment (with Paul Heil)
  • Calling
  • Pray Now
  • Hallelujah for the Cross
  • Love With All Your Heart
  • Blessed
  • I'm Not Letting Go
  • I Choose Christ
  • Peace That Covers All the Pain
  • Redemption's Holy Lamb
  • Lord, Send Your Angels
  • A Life That's Good
  • Revival
  • Oh. Hallelujah
  • Finish Well
  • Everybody's Going Through Something
  • Dancing Like Lazarus
  • Jesus, Remember Me
  • I've Been Broken
  • Joy In My Heart
  • You Did It Anyway
  • I'm Saved
  • Joy Has Come to the World
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Georgia Mountain Christmas
  • Season for Believin'
  • Dont' Save It All for Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • I'll Be Home With Bells On
  • Light in the Window
  • Christmas Carol Medley
  • Peace On Earth Tonight
  • Mary Had a Baby
  • Born a King
  • We Need a Little Love
  • Talk About the Good Things
  • How You Walk the Miles
  • God Lives There
  • If You Wanna Go to Heaven
  • Extra Mile
  • Stand By the River
  • Part of Letting Go
  • Pray
  • Fix Me Jesus
  • Put a Little Love in Your Heart
  • Everywhere
  • Holy Spirit Speak to Me
  • Mighty Big God
  • On the Banks of the Promised Land
  • Love With All Your Heart
  • Sustaining Grace
  • Good Things Are Happening
  • This Is What Mercy Does
  • More Than Ever
  • Don't Worry About the Waves
  • The Faithful Love of Jesus
  • Broken Into Beautiful
  • Reach Out and Touch
  • Ephesians Chapter One
  • Whispered Prayers
  • It's Gonna Have To Be God
  • Special Love
  • Four Days Late
  • My God Will Always Be Enough
  • We Shall Wear A Crown
  • Hold Me While I Cry
  • I Want To Thank You
  • Bend In the River
  • Why Can't All God's Children Get Along
  • This Is Living
  • While I Still Can
  • Why Should I Worry
  • I Can See Clearly
  • Special Love
  • Ready for the Ride
  • In the Meantime
  • The Hour I First Believed
  • Four Days Late
  • Four Days Late (Studio Track With Background Vocals)
  • Four Days Late (Studio Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Four Days Late (Low Key Studio Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Four Days Late (High Key Studio Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Hold Me While I Cry
  • Hold Me While I Cry (Studio Track With Background Vocals)
  • Hold Me While I Cry (Studio Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Hold Me While I Cry (Low Key Studio Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Hold Me While I Cry (High Key Studio Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Christian In the House
  • Christian In the House (With Background Vocals)
  • Christian In the House (With Out Background Vocals)
  • Christian In the House (Low Key With Out Background Vocals)
  • Christian In the House (High Key With Out Background Vocals)
  • Ephesians Chapter One
  • I Want to Thank You
  • It's Gonna Have to Be God
  • The Cradle and the Grave
  • All You Need When You Need It
  • Waitin' On the Lord
  • Everything You Need
  • There's Somethin' Goin' On (When Momma Prays)
  • That's When I Knew I Was Home
  • Spirit of Jesus
  • We Shall Wear a Robe & Crown
  • Hey
  • Last Night
  • Journey of Joy
  • 'Round the Kitchen Table
  • Then He Moved
  • When the Stones Rolled Away
  • Whispered Prayers
  • Faith
  • Behind the Line of Grace
  • Hold On
  • Where the Dirt Road Stops
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels
  • Four Days Late
  • River of Peace
  • All for the Glory of Christ
  • Christian In the House
  • Who Touched Me
  • Walk In Triumph
  • That's Why They Call It Grace
  • Feels Good to Be Free
  • My God Will Always Be Enough
  • Jump
  • Just One Touch
  • Get About God's Business
  • Hold Me While I Cry
  • A Taste of Grace
  • Now That You Know
  • The House That Love Built
  • I'm Gonna Get In Shape
  • You've Got a Friend
  • Handful of Dust
  • This Little One
  • When It Rains
  • John Saw a Lamb
  • Single Drop of Rain
  • In the Potter's Hands
  • Only One, Only You
  • Pocket Full of Seeds (Demo)
  • Pocket Full of Seeds (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Pocket Full of Seeds (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Pocket Full of Seeds (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Pocket Full of Seeds (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I'm Gonna Get Up (Demo)
  • I'm Gonna Get Up (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • I'm Gonna Get Up (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I'm Gonna Get Up (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I'm Gonna Get Up (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Feels Good to Be Free
  • One Day At a Time
  • My Lord and I
  • Just One Touch
  • River of Peace
  • Saved
  • Pocket Full of Seeds
  • I'm Gonna Get Up
  • Who Touched Me
  • I Know Where There's Water
  • Give It to Jesus
  • Hold Me While I Cry
  • Who Touched Me
  • Who Touched Me (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Who Touched Me (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Who Touched Me (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Who Touched Me (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Get About God's Business (Demo)
  • Get About God's Business (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Get About God's Business (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Get About God's Business (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Get About God's Business (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Saved (Demo)
  • Saved (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Saved (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Saved (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Saved (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Know Where There's Water (Demo)
  • I Know Where There's Water (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • I Know Where There's Water (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Know Where There's Water (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Know Where There's Water (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • River of Peace (Demo)
  • River of Peace (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • River of Peace (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • River of Peace (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • River of Peace (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Give It to Jesus (Demo)
  • Give It to Jesus (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Give It to Jesus (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Give It to Jesus (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Give It to Jesus (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • The Past
  • The Past (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • The Past (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • The Past (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • The Past (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Jump (Demo)
  • Jump (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Jump (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Jump (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Jump (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Rejoice In the Lord (Demo)
  • Rejoice In the Lord (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Rejoice In the Lord (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Rejoice In the Lord (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Rejoice In the Lord (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Jump
  • That's Why They Call It Grace
  • Get About God's Business
  • It Was Mercy
  • Look What the Lord Has Done
  • The Past
  • Here Is Where It Starts
  • All for the Glory of Christ
  • Jesus Still Sounds the Same
  • Inseparable
  • God's Gonna Make a Way
  • I Can Talk About It
  • That's Why They Call It Grace (Demo)
  • That's Why They Call It Grace (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • That's Why They Call It Grace (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • That's Why They Call It Grace (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • That's Why They Call It Grace (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • All for the Glory of Christ
  • All for the Glory of Christ (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • All for the Glory of Christ (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • All for the Glory of Christ (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • All for the Glory of Christ (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Just One Touch
  • Just One Touch (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Just One Touch (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Just One Touch (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Just One Touch (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Tougher Than Nails
  • Tougher Than Nails (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Tougher Than Nails (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Tougher Than Nails (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Tougher Than Nails (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Wanna Know How It Feels
  • Now That You Know
  • Working for My Good
  • I Am
  • Let the Healing Begin
  • Rejoice In the Lord
  • When It's Down to You and Me
  • Walk In Triumph
  • Tougher Than Nails
  • Can You Believe It
  • Praying for You
  • Praying for You
  • Praying for You (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Praying for You (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Praying for You (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Praying for You (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Now That You Know
  • Now That You Know (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • Now That You Know (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Now That You Know (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • Now That You Know (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Am
  • I Am (Medium Key Performance Track With Background Vocals)
  • I Am (Medium Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Am (Low Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • I Am (High Key Performance Track Without Background Vocals)
  • My Fathers' Words
  • God Still Answers Prayers
  • Bend In the River of Life
  • God Likes to Work
  • He's Sending Miracles
  • God Is Faithful
  • Ten Thousand Angels
  • When Jesus Passes By
  • Daddy's Home
  • Whenever the Wind Blows
  • In the Name of Jesus
  • Rain and Shine
  • I'll Never Be Able (To Tell It All)
  • The Truth Is
  • Four Days Late
  • His Love Runs Deep
  • You Are My Peace of Mind
  • A Taste of Grace
  • Rest In Him
  • The Name of the Lord
  • Jesus, Help Me to Stand
  • Big Change
  • My God Will Always Be Enough
  • Turn It Loose
  • His Tomb Wasn't Empty
  • Ufo
  • Living Life In Theory
  • Jesus Laughing
  • Christian In the House
  • Never Gonna Ever
  • How On Earth
  • In the Beat of My Heart
  • Where Eyes Don't Cry
  • God Is Faithful
  • Out of His Way
  • It's Alright Here
  • Nothing's Too Big for My God
  • Nothing You Can Do
  • My Jesus Knows
  • The Anchor Holds
  • We Want to Make a Difference
  • Close to the Throne
  • In the Name of Jesus
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Glory to Glory
  • God's Right On Time
  • Little Country Church
  • I Will Be the One
  • God Says You Can
  • Unseen Servant
  • There's Been a Change
  • Walking Through Jerusalem
  • No Rocks Cry Out for Me
  • Hurting Hearts Need a Helping Hand
  • God Likes to Work
  • I Called and You Answered
  • Ten Thousand Angels Cried
  • This Ole House
  • Only Jesus
  • I'm Gonna Fly Away
  • I'm Longing for Heaven
  • Power of the Holy Ghost
  • Go Rest High On That Mountain
  • Where the River Runs Cold
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
  • He's Sending Miracles
  • Visions of Heaven
  • They Shall Walk With Me In White
  • Whenever the Wind Blows
  • God Still Answers Prayers
  • Daddy's Home
  • Over In the Gloryland
  • In the Name of Jesus
  • Rain & Shine
  • Bend In the River
  • When Jesus Passes By
  • God's Amazing Grace
  • Whenever The Wind Blows
  • God's Amazing Grace
  • Heaven Will Be A Reality
  • Daddy's Home
  • Great Homecoming Day
  • The Good Ole' Days
  • I'll Go
  • In The Name of Jesus
  • A Bridge Between
  • Worth My Wait In Gold
  • Help Me To Stand
  • Last Mile Running
  • Brand New Experience
  • When He Returns
  • Over In the Gloryland
  • God Still Answers Prayers
  • Rain & Shine
  • When Jesus Passes By
  • I Promise You
  • Revival
  • What He Is Will Never Change
  • Solid As the Rock
  • Troublesome Times
  • Broken
  • Bend In the River
  • Visions of Heaven
  • Love Is a Tool
  • God Will Make a Way
  • Source of Our Strength
  • Inside Out
  • Suddenly Jesus
  • He's Sending Us Miracles
  • Let It Be Known
  • Drink From Him
  • Living In Beulah Land
  • My Father's Words
  • Through Mercy's Eyes
  • Tell Somebody Again
  • Just Want To Praise
  • Waiting To See What's Waiting For Me
  • I Will Give You Water
  • The Battle Isn't Over
  • The Victory Has Been Won
  • Amazing Grace