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NEWS: Ricky Braddy Of American Idol Season Eight Joins Karen Peck And New River

By September 15, 2015News

Dahlonega, Georgia (September 14, 2015) Three time GRAMMY® Award Nominated and three time Dove winning group, Karen Peck and New River is excited to announce the addition of Season Eight American Idol contestant, Ricky Braddy as the newest member of their group.

Bringing with him not only a great voice, but a wonderful stage personality, Braddy brings a lot to offer the group. With his experience from younger years singing with his parents Gospel group, Ricky has an understanding of what it means to sing with conviction to get the Gospel message across.

Karen Peck Gooch said, “Ricky is such an anointed singer. We cannot wait for all for our fans to meet him and hear him sing. We are so blessed that God has led him to our Ministry.”

Ricky stated, “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining such an awesome group. It is obvious that God is working through Karen Peck and New River, and I am so thankful to be a part of it.”

Ricky Braddy, a graduate of Belmont University, is a Christian/Worship artist living in Nashville, TN. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Ricky developed his love for music in the church. Sibling duets, family quartets, and Gospel trios were some of the first musical experiences he gained. One of his most notable endeavors was on season 8 and made it to the top 15 of Fox’s hit reality television show, American Idol.

After his departure from American Idol, Ricky spent the next few years working on original music that was released in the summer of 2013. The opportunity to return to the music he loves and the passion that drives him has been incredibly fulfilling. He is very passionate about creating music that will bring glory to God. Ricky is continuing to follow the leadership of God’s Spirit in his life.

Be watching for more great things in the future from Karen Peck and New River.

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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 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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