For Your Consideration: Our Finest Gifts

“Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album”
John Driskell Hopkins & ATL Collective: Our Finest Gifts

“Best Traditional R&B Performance”
Soulful Christmas

“Best Improvised Jazz Solo”
May Every Day Be ChristmasJoe Gransden (trumpet)

“Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals”
Purple Snowflakes featuring Dionne Farris

“Best Gospel Performance/Song”
Sweet Little Jesus Boy featuring David Walker & High Praise

John Driskell Hopkins & ATL Collective

Zac Brown Band founding member John Driskell Hopkins presents his latest collaborative Christmas release Our Finest Gifts, featuring the musical power of ATL Collective, David Walker & High Praise, and special guests Dionne Farris, Trombone Shorty, Ruby Velle, David Ryan Harris, and many more.


John Driskell Hopkins

Featured Guest Artists


Trombone Shorty
“Happy Season”


Dionne Farris
“Purple Snowflakes”


Ruby Velle
“Someday at Christmas”


Jason Eskridge
“Little Drummer Boy”


Maureen Murphy
“Little Drummer Boy”


David Ryan Harris
“Merry Christmas, Baby”

ATL Collective

Drums


Jorel “JFly” Flynn

Mark Raudabaugh

Charles LaMont Garner

Bass


Robby Handley

Khari Cabral Simmons

Guitar


Rick Lollar

Charlie Singleton

Piano & Fender Rhodes


Nick Rosen

Hammond B3


Matthew Kaminski

Kevin “Grif” Griffin

Trumpet


Joe Gransden

Cameron “Chip” Crotts

Trombone


Wes Funderburk

Flute & Baritone Saxophone


Sam Skelton

Tenor Saxophone


Mike Burton

Violin


Mary Burndrett

Jonathan Urizar

Viola


Katerina Lewis

Cello


Erin Idnani

Percussion


Daniel de los Reyes

Charles LaMont Garner

Vibraphone & Timpani


Kevin Leahy

Background Vocal


Jason Eskridge

Alfreda Gerald

Ametria Dock

David Walker & High Praise

Director


David Walker

Vocal Arranger/Producer

Antwoin Holman

Choir

Charlotte Sanford
Charlene Sanford-Williams
Lashunda Ellison
Valerie Hendricks
Bridgett Slaton
Melissa Mackey
Andrew Green
Maurice Mincey
Brandon Billings
Tonya McCaskill
Nicole Lundie
Tavora Aiken
Jessica Bankston
Lana Prioleau
Lisa Prewitt
Tonya Walker


Arranged by John Driskell Hopkins
Horn & String Arrangements by Wes Funderburk
Additional Vocal Arrangements by Jason Eskridge

Musical Direction by Robby Handley

Produced by John Driskell Hopkins & Thom “TK” Kidd

Engineered by Thom “TK” Kidd & John Driskell Hopkins

Mixed by Thom “TK” Kidd at Silent Sound Studios – Atlanta, GA

Mastering Engineer: John Horesco at One Up Mastering

Additional Engineering by Dominik Gryzbon
Assistant Engineers Jonathan Bailey & Jacob McClinton
Studio Interns Samantha Kossoff, Rosa Waddell, Emily Hasty, Robert Hart Jarrell

Recorded at Brighter Shade Studios – Atlanta, GA

Additional Recording at Silent Sound Studios – Atlanta, GA
Additional Recording by David Ryan Harris at Jackie’s Place – Los Angeles, CA
Additional Recording by Jason Eskridge at Rustic Soul Studios – Nashville, TN

Trombone Shorty appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
Dionne Farris appears courtesy of Free and Clear Records
Jason Eskridge appears courtesy of Rustic Soul Music
Maureen Murphy appears courtesy of Maureen Murphy

All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2019 Brighter Shade, LLC.