You Better Watch Out!

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You Better Watch Out, a big band Christmas album from Zac Brown Band founding member John Driskell Hopkins with The Joe Gransden Big Band. Guests include Béla Fleck, Joe Gransden, Aoife O’Donovan as well as fellow Zac Brown Band musicians Daniel De Los Reyes  and Clay Cook.


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You Better Watch Out



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John Driskell Hopkins (founding member of the Zac Brown Band) has released his second holiday album, entitled You Better Watch Out, with The Joe Gransden Big Band. This follows the success of In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays, released in 2015 with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra (and on vinyl in 2016).

Recorded and mixed at Hopkins’ new studio — Brighter Shade StudiosYou Better Watch Out will feature appearances by musicians including Béla Fleck (“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”), Joe Gransden (“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”), Aoife O’Donovan (“Santa Baby”), Daniel De Los Reyes (“Donde Esta Santa Claus?”) and Clay Cook (“Here Comes Santa Claus”).

The Joe Gransden Big Band recorded at Brighter Shade Studios on June 5 & 12, 2017
Produced by: John Driskell Hopkins
Arranged by: Wes Funderburk & John Driskell Hopkins
Big Band Orchestration by: Wes Funderburk
Engineered by: Thom “TK” Kidd & John Driskell Hopkins
Edited by: John Driskell Hopkins
Mixed by: John Driskell Hopkins
Additional Mixing: Matt Mangano & Thom “TK” Kidd
ProTools Engineer: Randy Warnken
Assistant Engineer: Johnathon Conner
Technical Logistics: Josh Houghkirk
Additional recording: Sarah Elizabeth Gulley Hopkins Booker on December 18, 1977

Aoife O’Donovan – Vocals – Santa Baby
Aoife O’Donovan appears courtesy of Yep Rock Records & was recorded by Andrew Taub at Brooklyn Bridge Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Béla Fleck – Banjo – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Béla Fleck recorded by John Driskell Hopkins & Brandon Bell at Southern Ground Studios, Nashville, TN

Daniel De Los Reyes – Percussion & Vocals – Donde Esta Santa Claus?

Clay Cook – Guitar – Here Comes Santa Claus

Joe Gransden – Vocals & Trumpet – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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4 reviews for You Better Watch Out!

  1. Brian Davey (verified owner)

    I haven’t been a big fan of Christmas music for a long time. In The Spirit played in my house the entire Christmas season last year. Thrilled to have a second album to play this season. Thanks Hop, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Neil White

      It’s definitely on rotation all year long here too. Glad you get so much play out of it. #teamDriskell

  2. NIcki Waida

    This is awesome, I love Christmas music and Hop outdid himself with this album.

    • Neil White

      Thank you Nicki! We’re in love with both Christmas releases and already looking forward to the new one! #teamDriskell

  3. Randy Brooks

    Though I’ve never sent back a check, some of the recent covers of my “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” have been, well, unnecessary. This is so fun, clever, and original, that it brings new life and energy to the old girl. Thanks for doing it!

    • Neil White

      Thanks Randy! Everyone had fun with that track.

  4. Shelly A Robinson

    I love this CD, it’s a must-have for the Christmas season.

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