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Need to Know: Annual Meeting Performers Announced

Karen Peck and New River, a five-time Grammy Award-nominated Southern Gospel group, will perform at Jackson EMC’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 27, at the headquarters in Jefferson.

Registration for the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. that day.

A resident of Dahlonega, Karen Peck formerly performed in the successful group, The Nelons. In 1991, Karen and her husband, Rickey Gooch, along with her sister, Susan, organized New River. Today, the group includes Karen, Susan Peck Jackson, Grant Gibson, Matthew Gooch and Kari Gooch.

Karen Peck and New River has won six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. The group has 18 number one hits on the gospel music charts, including “Pray Now,” “Calling,” and “I Am Blessed.”

The group has performed at The Grand Ole Opry, the Gaither Homecoming concerts, Opryland theme park, Dollywood and more. Karen has been featured in two movies, “Joyful Noise” with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifa, and the Christian film, “Redeemed.”