In the Spirit – A Celebration of the Holidays

John Driskell Hopkins & Atlanta Pops Orchestra

Record Details


John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band brings his signature baritone voice to Christmas favorites in both a new and timeless setting with the help of Atlanta Pops Orchestra and some very special guests. Tap into a beautiful and nostalgic world, complete with soaring arrangements, expansive harmonies, and even humor! Iconic friends Indigo Girls help to light up the classic “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” bluegrass trailblazers Balsam Range bring the Appalachian mountains into view on “What Child Is This?,” and Laura Bell Bundy and JDH take “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for a new spin.

Produced & Engineered By: John Driskell Hopkins

Executive Producers: John Driskell Hopkins & Kevin Leahy
Executive Assistant: Nicole Jurovics

All songs arranged by Wes Funderburk, except “What Child is This?” (arranged by John Driskell Hopkins, Balsam Range and Wes Funderburk)
Atlanta Pops Orchestra recorded at 800 East Studios, Atlanta, GA, August 3 & 4, 2015
Engineered by Martin Kearns, assistant engineer Spencer Willis
Laura Bell Bundy recorded at Outloud Audio, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2015
Engineered by Stiv Schneider
Indigo Girls recorded at Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA, August 12, 2015
Engineered by Thom “TK” Kidd, assistant engineer Kory Aaron
Balsam Range recorded at Crossroads Recording Studios, Arden, NC, July 22, 2015
Engineered by Van Atkins, vocals engineered by Buddy Melton
Mixed By: Thom “TK” Kidd at Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA, September 2015,
Assistant engineer Courtney Horton
Mastered By: John Horesco IV at One Up Mastering, Atlanta, GA, October 2015
Indigo Girls appear courtesy of IG Recordings (Distributed by Vanguard Records,
a Division of Concord Music Group)
Balsam Range appears courtesy of Mountain Home Music Company
Album Illustration by Leighanne Schneider
Licensing by Harry Fox & Kobalt Music Group
Liner notes by Dr. Lyn Schenbeck

In The Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays
Copyright 2015 Brighter Shade, LLC