(Madison, NC) â€“ The Hoppers, GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members and legendary gospel artists, are gearing up for an exciting year with the announcement of their 58 City Tour! The tour finds the talented family group continuing their partnership with talent agent and tour producer Israel Berry, President/CEO of The Berry Agency to present this concert experience.
The tour will feature The Hoppers along with a choir (in select cities), special memories and moments as they celebrate fifty-eight years of music ministry. Gospel music lovers can expect a very unique and exciting evening with America’s favorite family as they take a musical trip down memory lane.
The first leg of the tour begins on Friday, February 20 and concerts are set to be presented throughout the entire year.
All tour dates for this special tour can be found at www.TheHoppers.com.
Multi-award winning family group The Hoppers – known as America’s Favorite Family of Gospel Music – have been singing to global audiences for over 55 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New Yorkâ€™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 Americaâ€™s Favorite Family of Gospel Music, they are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming videos and tours, and their recordings frequently land near the top of the BILLBOARD sales charts and The Singing News radio charts.
In 2012, the group was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame alongside Aretha Franklin, Ricky Skaggs, Love Song, Rex Humbard, and Dallas Holm.
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.
The Hoppers are celebrating over 5 DECADES of music excellence – don’t miss this chance to catch America’s favorite family of Gospel music, THE HOPPERS!
First Leg Dates for The Hoppers 58 City Tour
Friday Feb 20, 2015 – Conway, SC – Langston Baptist – 7 PM
Saturday Feb 21, 2015 – Aiken, SC – Millbrook Baptist – 6 PM
Sunday Feb 22, 2015 – Greeneville, TN – First Church of God – Greeneville 6 PM
Thursday Feb 26, 2015 – Muscle Shoals, AL – Woodward Ave Baptist Church – 7 PM
Friday Feb 27, 2015 – Columbia, KY – Adair County High School – 7 PM
Saturday Feb 28, 2015 – Moss Pt., MS – Three Rivers Assembly of God – 7 PM
Sunday March 1, 2015 – Jacksonville, FL – First Coast Baptist Church – 5 PM