Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers are releasing their brand new album on April 6 via Gaither Music. Entitled Honor The First Families Of Gospel Music, the award-winning Hoppers pay tribute to families who paved the way before them with this new collection of classic hits.
A family group who has been blazing musical trails for over 50 years, The Hoppers honor gospel music pioneers The Chuckwagon Gang, Gaithers, Happy Goodman Family, Rambos and the Speer Family. Performing "God Walks The Dark Hills," "Gentle Shepherd" and more, The Hoppers showcase their own family tree's talent and harmonies, which have made them one of today's legends.
001. Be An Overcomer
002. Lord, Lead Me On
003. God Walks The Dark Hills
004. I'm Longing For Jesus To Come Back
005. One More River
006. He Is Mine And I Am His
007. I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey
008. I'd Rather Have Jesus
009. He Looked Beyond My Fault
010. Some Glad Day
011. Gentle Shepherd
The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York's Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have performed throughout the United States as well as in Israel, Europe and Africa. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by leading pastors and event organizers. Known as America's Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land at the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.
Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Dean and his wife, Kim, and son Mike Hopper, The Hoppers were formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, and have grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. A cancer survivor, Connie has been honored with the prestigious Marvin Norcross Award, in addition to numerous industry and fan honors; and she has been inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Sons Dean and Mike have continued the family legacy with their musical talents and business abilities; and Kim, Dean's wife, hails from her own nationally acclaimed musical family, The Greenes. She is noted for the excitement she brings to any live performance, and her unmistakable, rafter-ringing soprano vocals have taken The Hoppers to new heights for many years.