John Driskell Hopkins
John Driskell Hopkins is most well known as a founding member, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter of the GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band. As a member of several rock bands, Hopkins first rooted himself in the Atlanta music scene in 1995. In February 2021, the John Driskell Hopkins Band released the long awaited and celebrated album “Lonesome High”.
Hopkins has engineering and songwriting credits on hit Zac Brown Band songs including “Toes”, “It’s Not OK”, “Sic Em On A Chicken”, “Nothing”, “I Play The Road”, and “Settle Me Down”. 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 No. 1 single. Hopkins is also a contributing writer on “Heavy Is The Head” featuring Chris Cornell.
In 2019, Hopkins became a National Trustee for The Recording Academy and held that office until 2021.
Zac Brown Band kicked off their 2022 ‘Out In The Middle’ tour in April. When he’s not touring, Hopkins works out of his Brighter Shade Studios songwriting and producing a growing crop of talent. Hopkins shares his life, on and off the road, with his amazing wife and three beautiful daughters.
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