Season Eight American Idol contestant, Ricky Braddy has joined Southern Gospel music team Karen Peck and New River. Bringing with him not only a great voice, but a wonderful stage personality, Braddy brings a lot to offer the group. With his experience from younger years singing with his parents Gospel group, Ricky has an understanding of what it means to sing with conviction to get the Gospel message across.
Karen Peck Gooch said, "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 stated, "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."
Ricky Braddy, a graduate of Belmont University, is a Christian/Worship artist living in Nashville, TN. Growing up in rural North Carolina, Ricky developed his love for music in the church. Sibling duets, family quartets, and Gospel trios were some of the first musical experiences he gained. One of his most notable endeavors was on season 8 and made it to the top 15 of Fox's hit reality television show, American Idol.
After his departure from American Idol, Ricky spent the next few years working on original music that was released in the summer of 2013. The opportunity to return to the music he loves and the passion that drives him has been incredibly fulfilling. He is very passionate about creating music that will bring glory to God. Ricky is continuing to follow the leadership of God's Spirit in his life.
Be watching for more great things in the future from Karen Peck and New River. Please help Karen, Susan and Ricky spread the word by using this suggested Hashtag for social media: #PrayNow .