Karen Peck and New River | February 28, 2019

About The Karen Peck & New River

The voice of Gospel Music Hall of Fame Karen, with her popular trio New River, has enjoyed five Grammy Award nominations, as well as six Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association.

The musical team of Karen Peck & New River formed in January of 1991 when Karen teamed with her husband, Rickey, and her sister, Susan to form the group. Karen had already made a name for herself, serving as beloved Soprano for the popular Rex Nelon Singers for a decade. During that time she earned her first GMA Dove Award, as well as her first of 11 consecutive Singing News Fan Awards for Favorite Soprano.

Much success has followed the popular vocalist since the formation of Karen Peck & New River. Over the years, the musical team has shared the Gospel through song around the world, traveling throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, Honduras, Israel, and Europe. The group is regularly featured on the popular Gaither Homecoming Video Series, which airs around the world.

In 2012, Karen was afforded the opportunity to transition from music to movies when she enjoyed a feature role in the hit film, Joyful Noise, appearing with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. She was the lead singer on the popular song from the movie soundtrack, “Mighty High.” In 2014, she followed up the appearance with a role in Redeemed, starring Ted McGinley, Grant Goodeve and Teri Copley.

Over the years Karen Peck & New River has evolved to become a complete family affair, as Karen and Rickey’s daughter, Kari, as well as their son, Matthew are full-time group members. In addition to Karen’s sister, Susan, Grant Gibson, the newest addition, completes the talented vocal group.

Karen Peck & New River has evolved throughout the past three decades and has firmly established a place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music, yet the Gospel Music Hall of Fame member refuses to rest on past laurels. New River continues to deliver a progressive sound that is distinctive yet remains true to the traditional styling that has made them a fan favorite. Collectively, they are more committed than ever to continue to share the message of the Gospel through song.



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