Karen Peyton is a coal miner’s daughter who grew up on Fenwick Mountain, West Virginia. She was raised singing gospel music with family and friends at home and at church. Her daughter, Joey, and granddaughter, Savannah, both have grown up in and been influenced by this strong atmosphere of gospel music.
In the beginning Karen and Joey sang periodically for groups which invited them to share their musical talents. In 2008, while performing a concert, a family friend heard them sing and was so moved by their music that he declared “you have a message, and you should be sharing that message.” The Peytons took that statement to heart, and accepted an invitation to make their gospel singing debut in North Carolina in July, 2009. Their successful concerts the following days in West Virginia convinced them that they have been called to a gospel music ministry. That was the beginning for The Peytons, who travel primarily throughout the Southeast, sharing their musical message for the glory of God.
From the beginning, The Peytons have been joined by Jim Gulotta, their guitarist, who has also served the group as computer technician, sound technician, recording engineer, and driver. Jim originally hails from Washington, D.C. Although the group uses digitally recorded sound tracks to enhance their music, Jim adds his unique and energetic talent on the guitar, as well as recording and mixing Karen's harmonious background vocals.
In a world where everything is changing, Gods message never changes. This family trio has an unwavering desire to sing the gospel and they love bringing joy to others. The Peytons have been given the title of “Florida’s Number 1 down home gospel family.” When you hear this family’s beautiful mother-daughter harmonies, and special talent of young Savannah, you will certainly agree that their title is well-deserved.