John Driskell Hopkins Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about John Driskell Hopkins. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does John do for a living?
  2. Who are John’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are John’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is John married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does John have any children?
  6. Where is John now?
  7. How tall is John?
  8. How much money does John earn?
  9. What is John’s net worth?

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Who is John Driskell Hopkins?

John Driskell Hopkins is well-known for his role as a founding member, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for the Grammy Award-winning group Zac Brown Band. He co-wrote with Zac Brown, Wyatt Durette, and Shawn Mullins, the Zac Brown Band’s third single, “Toes”, from their 2008 major-label debut The Foundation. This became the second #1 single for the band.


Moreover, he also co-wrote with Zac Brown, Wyatt Durette, and Sonia Leigh the second single from the band’s third major-label album Uncaged entitled “Goodbye in Her Eyes”. He also co-wrote the band’s first #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, “Heavy Is the Head” which featured Chris Cornell and was the second single from their 4th major-label studio album, 2015’s Jekyll + Hyde.

How Old Is John Driskell Hopkins?

He is 51 years old as of May 2022, having been born on May 3, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. John shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Desiigner, Noah Munck, Danny Aarons, Rachel Zegler, Jai Brooks, and many more.

John Driskell Hopkins Family

Who are John Driskell Hopkins’s Parents?

Information regarding his parents’ names and whereabouts is not mentioned on the internet. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Does John Driskell Hopkins have Siblings?

According to news on the internet, it shows that he was raised together with his brothers. He is the eldest of four brothers. However, the names and whereabouts of his brothers are unknown.

A Photo of John Driskell Hopkins

A Photo of John Driskell Hopkins

John Driskell Hopkins Education

He received his high school education at Gainesville High School. Later in 1993, he graduated from Florida State University with a degree in General Theatre.

John Driskell Hopkins Marital Status

He is currently divorced. He was previously married to Jennifer Hopkins.

John Driskell Hopkins Kids

He is a father of three girls with his ex-wife Jennifer. However, the names of kids are not mentioned on the internet.

John Driskell Hopkins Career

He moved to Atlanta after college. He then formed his rock band Brighter Shade in 1996 with whom he still plays. By the early 2000s, Brighter Shade recorded two albums. And during that time, John got involved with the production end of the scene: producing, recording, and collaborating on several projects in the Atlanta area. This included one with Zac Brown.

In 2005, after several years with Brown, John joined the Zac Brown Band on bass guitar and vocals. He went on and joined forces with the bluegrass band, Balsam Range, in 2011. In January 2013, they released their critically acclaimed debut CD titled Daylight. John along with fellow musicians Greg Lee, Mark Dannels, Mick Murphy, and Mike Rizzi formed a heavy rock band in 2019 called The Bloody Wolves Of Venice. The band went on and released a 5-song EP, The Revelation EP, which was featured in the 2018 film “Adolescence”.

A Collaborations Career

In 2011, he heard Balsam Range on bluegrass and was so impressed that he immediately bought all their music. Later they met and made immediate personal and musical connections. Therefore, he and the Balsam Range decided to join forces and record a CD. The album Daylight in September 2012 was completed and was officially released in January 2013. Balsam Range is a 5 piece bluegrass powerhouse out of Haywood County, NC, and includes members: Buddy Melton (fiddle, vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, vocals), Marc Pruett (Banjo), Caleb Smith (guitar, vocals), and Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, vocals). John in 2014 collaborated with GA native bluegrass group the “Dappled Grays” on several shows, including 2 sold-out nights at the Georgia Theater for The String Cheese Incident.

A Career with the Brighter Shade

In 1996, John formed the aggressive songwriter band Brighter Shade. The line-up consisted of him on vocals and guitar, Andy Birdsall on vocals and guitar, Sean McIntyre on bass, and Marcus Petruska on drums. In 1996 the band recorded their self-titled debut. A second line-up followed featuring John and Birdsall but added members Wilder Embry on bass, Damian Cartier on keys, and John Woodward and Eric Sanders on drums. In 2001, they recorded Brighter Shade’s sophomore album.

An Acting Career

Besides solo and collaborations in his music career, he also has an acting career. His first film Careful What You Wish For starring Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, and Paul Sorvino was released in May 2015. Moreover, he also had a role in the 2018 film Adolescence. Also, he has an upcoming role in the upcoming drama, Breakwater, expected to be released later this year.

John Driskell Hopkins Height and Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6tf 1inch (1.85m) and unknown weight.

John Driskell Hopkins Salary and Net Worth

His salary is not dated on the internet but has anet worth of $25 million.

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