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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 open mic hosted by Hopkins. Over the next several years, they remained friends and with Hopkins lending a production hand, they released the first Zac Brown record, “Home Grown,” in 2004. Hopkins became a founding member of the Zac Brown Band in 2005 and has enjoyed engineering and songwriting credits on hit songs such as “Toes,” “It’s Not OK,” and “Sic Em On A Chicken,” from the triple-platinum selling record “The Foundation,” as well as “Nothing,” “I Play The Road,” and “Settle Me Down,” from the platinum selling record, “You Get What You Give.” Hopkins also co-wrote the second single from the Zac Brown Band’s third platinum album, “Uncaged,” entitled “Goodbye in Her Eyes” which was the group’s ninth Billboard number one single. As the ZBB continue to garner critical and public success through numerous awards, including 3 Grammy Awards, Hopkins continues to share the spotlight on stage with his band of fellow songwriters…


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 WITH ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA AND JOE GRANSDEN BIG BAND Callanwolde Holiday Gala, Red Sky Tapas and Kennesaw State University’s Morgan Concert Hall ATLANTA — Today, 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). You Better Watch Out is available immediately for purchase or download on johndriskellhopkins.com, and will be available for download and purchase at additional sites — including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Pandora — beginning Friday, November 24. Hopkins will also perform three holiday shows this season, including the annual Callanwolde Holiday Gala on Thursday, November 30, at 8 p.m. with Katie Deal, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble and The…

They raised $85,000 for charity the night of the I-85 collapse Copy

By: Jennifer Brett “Our whole goal was, how can we make an impact?” Patrick Gahan said. The March 30 fundraiser was just one example of the organization’s work, and the impressive turnout exemplifies its supporters’ dedication. As the event was held right near the affected portion of the highway, some folks actually abandoned their cars and walked or hailed rides to make it. Erin Alvey O’Sullivan and Kelsey Wingert at the Enduring Hearts fundraiser. Photos provided to the AJC The evening featured performances from John Driskell Hopkins and Erin Alvey O’Sullivan and live and silent auctions. Celebrity guests included former Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds, New York Giants wide receiver and University of Georgia alum Tavarres King and Kansas City Chiefs and UGA alum Chris Conley (who also gave an acoustic guitar performance). For details on the research Enduring Hearts helps fund, its resources for families and its impressive roster of medical and scientific advisers see enduringhearts.org. Full Article: http://buzz.blog.ajc.com/2017/05/04/they-raised-85000-for-charity-the-night-of-the-i-85-collapse/

John Driskell Hopkins at The Vista Room

Join us for a special show featuring multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter John Driskell Hopkins of The Zac Brown Band! Along with very special guests, including The Alex Guthrie band! Doors at 7 pm show starts at 8 pm! Tickets only $15 adv. / $20 Day of (Tables Avail.)