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"American Idol" Contestant Ricky Braddy Joins Karen Peck & New River
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Dahlonega, Georgia—Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning trio Karen Peck and New River is excited to announce the addition of Ricky Braddy as the newest member of their group.

Braddy brings a great voice and a wonderful stage personality to KPNR. And, through experience singing with his parents' gospel group during his younger years, he knows what it means to sing with conviction to get the gospel message across. In season eight of "American Idol," his talent was seen by millions when he was chosen as one of that season's top 15 contestants. A Belmont University graduate, Braddy currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Karen Peck Gooch says, "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 adds, "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.”

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