John Driskell Hopkins – Bio

John Driskell Hopkins has walked the musical path for the last 20 years.  As a bass player, guitar player, singer and songwriter for several bands of the rock variety, Hopkins rooted himself in the Atlanta, GA music scene in 1995, producing records and touring with his band Brighter Shade. Hopkins met Zac Brown in 1998 at an [...]

MerleFest 2017 to spotlight new talent

Excerpt: John Driskell Hopkins is best known as a founding member, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band. He has been performing since the ‘90s with Brighter Shade, a rock band he founded. Later, he began songwriting and performing with Zac Brown. Hopkins co-wrote the chart-topping single “Toes” and won a Grammy [...]

John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band talks Atlanta Pops Orchestra, new record, The Vista Room

John Driskell Hopkins with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra

Phil W. Hudson Staff Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle Excerpt: On Nov. 28, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Phil W. Hudson sat down with John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band for a wide-ranging discussion. In addition to his work with the multi-platinum selling, three-time Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, Hopkins recently partnered with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra to [...]