Karen Peck and New River Make Big Announcement From Israel

Left to Right: Kari Gooch, Rickey Gooch, Karen Peck Gooch, Matthew Gooch, Preslee Mortenson, Janice Mortenson

Once In a Lifetime Memories Made From the Holy Land

DAHLONEGA, GA – (July 27, 2017) – Four-time Grammy Award-nominated and six-time Dove Award-winning family group Karen Peck & New River has made some once in a lifetime memories on their first ever tour to the Holy Land.

In addition to the group’s usual time of ministry, Karen Peck & New River took in the sites and experienced a time of reflection at many of the places recorded in the Gospels, such as Megiddo, the Nazareth Overlook, Mount of Olives, Sea of Galilee, and the Tomb of Lazarus where New River was given permission to sing their career-making song “Four Days Late”.

In addition, the family group stopped by the Mount of Beatitudes where another trip highlight was made.

Matthew Gooch announced on July 20th from Israel, “Today the love of my life, Preslee Mortenson, said yes to being my wife. I have waited my entire life for what happened today. I proposed to her on the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and it was perfect. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with this amazing woman!”

Karen commented, “What a big day for our family. We sang. We cried. We learned new things. Most of all we experienced the Holy Spirit in a powerful way. All of us were baptized into the Jordan River, and on the Mount of Beatitudes Matthew asked Preslee to marry him. Also, he baptized her. It was precious. So y’all, I’m gaining another daughter. Ever since I was expecting him, I’ve asked the Lord to give him a good Godly spouse. I’ve prayed for her since the day Matthew was born. God is good!”

New River spent several days receiving spiritual nourishment and rejuvenation while visiting Christianity’s touchstone sites like Pool of Bethesda, Mount Zion, the Upper Room, Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations, and the Garden Tomb among many other site visits.

This memorable Israel tour comes on the heels of the group’s critically acclaimed new release Hope For All Nations and the video shot in Honduras featuring the title track. The video has gone viral since being posted on the group’s FaceBook page.

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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 is 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 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.

Crossroads Label Group Proudly Congratulates Artists On Ballot for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards

ARDEN, N.C. – (July 27, 2017) – The first ballot for the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards was released to industry professionals this week and Crossroads Label Group had several artists and writers represented among the eligible entries.

Greg Bentley stated, “Each year it’s exciting to see the nominations for the annual GMA Dove Awards. This year is no exception, and we are thrilled to have so many of our artists and songwriters make the first ballot. It’s an honor and privilege to get to work with each and everyone of these and we are more than proud to represent each one.”

The 48th Annual Dove Awards will be presented October 17th, 2017 at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville Tennessee and the nominees represent the biggest and bright names in all of Gospel music each year.

Crossroads Label Group proudly congratulates our first round ballot contenders for the 2017 GMA Dove Awards(R).

Southern Gospel Artist:


Lauren Talley

Kingdom Heirs

New Artist:

Jordan Family Band

Southern Gospel Song:

11th Hour / He Welcomes The Beggar

11th Hour / Can You Burn

Kingdom Heirs / Never Made A Promise

Kingsmen / They Don’t Know

Lauren Talley / I Hear A Song

Mark Bishop / That’s When It’s Time To Pray

Forget The Sea / I Will Sing

McKameys / That’s Why There’s A Cross

Talleys / There Is Coming A Day

Wisecarvers / Don’t You Think You Ought To Worship Me

Regina Walden (writer) / Never Will I Ever Again

Karen Gillespie (writer) / Gotta Get To Jesus

Bluegrass Song:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Best Friends

Southern Gospel Album:

Kingdom Heirs / Something Good

Lauren Talley / The Gospel

Kingsmen / They Don’t Know

Mark Bishop / Seasons

McKameys / Something Worth Saving

Bluegrass Album:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer

Lawson & Williams / Chapter 3

Christmas Album:

Jeff Collins / Keys To Christmas

Kingdom Heirs / Glory To God In The Highest

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