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 [...]

JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS RELEASES NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM WITH THE JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND

You Better Watch Out - From John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band, with the Joe Gransden Big Band

VIEW/DOWNLOAD PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2016 JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS RELEASES NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM YOU BETTER WATCH OUT WITH THE JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND Featured Artists To Include Béla Fleck, Aoife O’Donovan, Joe Gransden, Daniel De Los Reyes and Clay Cook ALBUM RECORDED AT HOPKINS’ NEW BRIGHTER SHADE STUDIOS HOLIDAY SHOWS TO INCLUDE PERFORMANCES [...]

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 [...]

CONCERT TO BE STREAMED LIVE, NATIONALLY ON STAGEIT EVENT TO BENEFIT ENDURING HEARTS Copy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2016 ZAC BROWN BAND’S JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS AND MEMBERS OF ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE VISTA ROOM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 CONCERT TO BE STREAMED LIVE, NATIONALLY ON STAGEIT EVENT TO BENEFIT ENDURING HEARTS ATLANTA, GA — On Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m., singer/songwriter John Driskell [...]

ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA AND JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS TO RELEASE DOUBLE VINYL LP (DELUXE EDITION)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2016 ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA AND JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS TO RELEASE DOUBLE VINYL LP IN THE SPIRIT: A CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAYS (DELUXE EDITION) Release Also Includes Indigo Girls, Balsam Range and Laura Bell Bundy ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT AT CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER, DECEMBER 1, 2016 Christmas at [...]

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 [...]

PREVIEW OF CHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE TO INCLUDE THE LIGHTING OF NEW 23-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2016 MEDIA ADVISORY — PHOTO ALERT FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 PREVIEW OF CHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE TO INCLUDE THE LIGHTING OF NEW 23-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE AND PERFORMANCE BY ZAC BROWN BAND’S JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS WITH ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS WHO: John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) Peggy Still Johnson (Executive Director, [...]

ATLANTA POPS TO PERFORM HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2016 JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS AND ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA TO RELEASE DOUBLE VINYL LP IN THE SPIRIT: A CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAYS (DELUXE EDITION) Bonus Tracks To Include “Mele Kalikimaka” and “Angels We Have Heard On High” ATLANTA POPS TO PERFORM HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT AT CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER, DECEMBER 1, [...]

ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2016 ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM HOLIDAY GALA CONCERT AT ATLANTA’S CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER, DECEMBER 1, 2016 Christmas at Callanwolde Gala Concert To Feature John Driskell Hopkins, Michelle Malone and the VaudeVillains ADDITONAL POPS HOLIDAY CONCERTS TO BE PERFORMED AROUND SOUTHEAST Balsam Range Art of Music Festival at Lake [...]