In an interview by Caroline Hallemann for Travelandleisure.com Hop talks favorite venues, travel must-haves and playlists.
A couple of weeks ago Hammer & Nails laid down a few tracks for AudioTheme Sessions. Listen here!
By Riane Konc March 28, 2016 4:30 PM Joe Scarnici, Getty Images EXCERPT: Adds John Driskell Hopkins, “I’ve always maintained that everybody in Zac Brown Band is a band leader. Coy [Bowles] and Clay [Cook] and I all have our own records and had them before we joined the band. Jimmy used to be one of the main [...]
By Riane Konc March 24, 2016 10:25 AM Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images John Driskell Hopkins is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist in Zac Brown Band, but when he’s not touring and recording with the group, he sometimes spends his days on movie sets. Hopkins has a General Theatre degree from Florida State University, took a [...]
In 2015, after much time, thought, energy and love... John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band brought 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. In 2016, they added new bonus tracks on a double Vinyl release for [...]
BY TOM MURPHYZac Brown Band will play the first show at Coors Field on Friday night. “I ran [the open mike] on Tuesdays for probably two or three years,” says former ZBB bass player and current multi-instrumentalist and singer John Driskell Hopkins. “My main gig at that time was in the studio. For me, it [...]
[Homegrown] was the most-added song at country radio last week. Do you worry before releasing new work that it won’t work this time, and does that give you any kind of relief when it does work?
By Wade Tatangelo , Herald-Tribune / Wednesday, May 28, 2014 John Driskell Hopkins is pictured third from the right, next to Zac Brown, in this photo of the Zac Brown Band / Photo Credit: Cole Cassell/Southern Reel Excerpt: The Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band, an Atlanta-based group that plays a roots-y brand of country which [...]
Well, it’s funny, ‘cause that was kind of the least country album we’d made to date, you know? [Laughs] But it goes back to that whole genre thing. The genre seems to be changing, and a lot of it’s the more popular bands in quote-unquote ‘country’ are writing pop songs and are writing rock songs [...]
Georgia (Feb 13, 2013) — Zac Brown bassist John Driskell Hopkins will work with students in the University’s Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business Program KENNESAW, Ga (Feb. 13, 2013) ― John Driskell Hopkins, bassist and songwriter for the Zac Brown band, has joined Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business [...]
By Billy Dukes Kevin Winter, Getty Images (Continued From Part 1) When you’re putting together new albums like ‘Uncaged,’ do you make a conscious effort to include songs that are going to appeal to fans that are a little more mainstream? Yeah, we certainly know where we eat. We wanna keep it clean where we [...]
Well, I started in the coal mine turning up the ground Tryin’ to power up my engine tryin to conjure up a sound When the fire started burning ‘til the furnace glowed red I could feel the tracks crawling Toward the bridges up ahead When the rattle starts rolling and the humming turns to whine [...]