John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
John Driskell Hopkins, perhaps best known from his participation with Zac Brown Band, was born in May of 1971 in San Antonio, Texas. Hopkins was then raised in Gainesville, Georgia, where he was first involved in music, like many other country artists, when he began singing in the church choir. Throughout elementary school and high school, Hopkins was heavily involved in music and the theatre, and he later graduated from Florida State University with a degree in General Theatre. During college, he played with a band called The Woodpeckers as the lead singer. After graduation, he moved to Atlanta and began focusing on producing and writing music. During that time, he met up with Zac Brown. In 2003, the two released together Zac’s Home Grown album.