Karen Peck & New River Celebrate Dove Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (OCTOBER 22, 2019) — Daywind recording artist Karen Peck & New River celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards on with a big win in Southern Gospel Song of the Year category. “I Know I’ll Be There,” written by Dave Clark, Karen Peck Gooch, and Wayne Haun also reached the #1 position on the Singing News National Airplay chart in April 2019.

The Gospel Music Association celebrated the 50th Annual Dove Awards with a sold out crowd on Tuesday, October 15th, at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University. The evening honored Christian and Gospel music’s rich history.



Karen Peck & New River joined Joseph Habedank and Triumphant Quartet on the show for a special Southern Gospel tribute. Habedank opened the performance with his #1 song “Shame On Me” followed by Karen Peck & New River’s moving performance of their #1 song “Gotta Be Saved.” Closing out the special segment, Triumphant Quartet performed the Oak Ridge Boys classic, “Jesus Is Coming Soon,” the first song ever to receive a Dove Award for Song of the Year.

The 50th Annual award show was televised on TBN on Sunday, October 20 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST.

“Our artists and writers continue to write and produce music that inspires the world to follow Christ,” said Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Music Group. “We are so proud of their success and honored to play a part in their ministries.”

Daywind Records is home to an award-winning roster of artists, including Adam Crabb, Amber Nelon Thompson, the Blackwood Brothers, the Bowling Family, Brian Free & Assurance, Greater Vision, Hoppers, Jason Crabb, Jim & Melissa Brady, Jonathan Wilburn, Joseph Habedank, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Mark Lowry, Michael Booth, Michael English, the Nelons, Riley Harrison Clark, and the Tribute Quartet. Daywind is distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors and the Orchard, covering all major physical and digital outlets.

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Throughout her career and ministry, Rhonda has served at SGNScoops.com, GospelMusicUpdate.com, and SouthernGospelUpdate.com (as Editor in Chief). She has also published articles in Singing News Magazine and CCM Magazine. As a music journalist, Rhonda interviewed numerous well-known artists (such as Bill and Gloria Gaither, Larnelle Harris, Phillips Craig & Dean, Jason Crabb, and many more). She has also covered the GMA Dove Awards, KLove Awards, The National Quartet Convention, Harmony Honors, GMA Hall of Fame, and other special events. Rhonda is also a songwriter and worship leader.