Summer Singing in the South slated Saturday in Knoxville
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Karen Peck and New River
Karen Peck and New River
Powell-based New Destiny Productions announces the 2d Annual Summer Singing in the South on Aug. 10 in Knoxville featuring Grammy nominated, Dove award winner Karen Peck and New River and The Taylors.

New Destiny Productions’ President, Russ Woolard is excited to bring the highly acclaimed groups together to share their music in East Tennessee. Karen Peck and New River is a three-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group.

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.

Over the past four years, New River has had five consecutive No. 1 songs in Southern Gospel Music. In addition, their current album, “Reach Out,” has had two consecutive No. 1 songs for “On the Banks of the Promised Land” and “Mighty Big God.”

“Reach Out” received two GMA Dove Awards, including Country Song of the Year “Good Things Are Happening” and Southern Gospel Album of the Year. Karen Peck and New River has recently been nominated as a Top 5 Finalist in the categories of Favorite Trio, Favorite Female Singer – Karen Peck Gooch, and Favorite Soprano – Karen Peck Gooch as voted by the Singing News Magazine subscribers. Their highly anticipated new album, “Revival” will be released next month.

The first radio single from this project which is currently receiving airplay is the title cut and is titled “Revival”.

On the August Southern Gospel Top 80 Chart, their hit “Sustaining Grace” is currently No. 8.

The Taylors are a family group from the heart of North Carolina. Jonathan, Suzanne, Leslie and Christopher are dedicated to stirring up the faith of the Christian community, as well as reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ through Gospel music.

The Taylors are currently performing around 200 dates a year across the United States, including several mission-oriented trips abroad. The Taylor’s newest radio single “Getting Ready Today” climbed to #19 in the August edition of the Singing News magazine’s Top 80 Gospel Music Chart.

The National Quartet Convention has announced the 2013 Music Award nominations in which The Taylors were honored to receive multiple nominations for the 2013 NQC Music Awards including Mixed Group of the Year, Alto Singer of the Year: Suzanne Taylor Hise, Lead Singer of the Year: Jonathan Taylor, and Baritone Singer of the Year: Chris Taylor. They have also been nominated as a Top Five Mixed Quartet for the 2013 Singing News Southern Gospel Music Awards.

Also appearing are Scott Allen, former Lead singer of The Imperials and Katelyn Parker. There will also be a tribute to the late Charlotte Mull Hutchinson, CEO of Praise 96.3 FM radio and host of the longtime running Mull’s Singing Convention.

The 2d Annual Summer Singing in the South will be held at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchant Drive, Knoxville. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets start at $12 and are available at, by phone at 800-965-9324, all area Life Way and Cedar Springs Christian stores as well as Maryville-Alco Christian Supply in Midland Plaza.