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Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins Releases Christmas Album With the Atlanta Pops Orchestra

John Driskell Hopkins Atlanta Pops Orchestra In the Spirit album cover
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John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band is spreading some holiday cheer this year — with some help from the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and a few special guests. Together, they’ve released a brand-new Christmas album, In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays.

The 12-track record includes Christmas hymns such as “Away in a Manger” and “O Holy Night,” classic carols such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and even songs that fans of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas will recognize. Hopkins and the Pops are also joined on a few tracks by the Indigo Girls, Laura Bell Bundy and Balsam Range (“Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and “What Child Is This?,” respectively). A complete track listing is available below.

In addition to singing and playing on In the Spirit, Hopkins also helped produce and engineer the project.

In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays is available via the Zac Brown Band’s website as well as on iTunes.

John Driskell Hopkins and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays Track Listing:

1. “Away in a Manger”
2. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” (feat. the Indigo Girls)
3. “O Holy Night”
4. “What Child Is This?” (feat. Balsam Range)
5. “Silver Bells”
6. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (feat. Laura Bell Bundy)
7. “Blue Christmas”
8. “The Christmas Song”
9. “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” / “Welcome, Christmas”
10. “Christmas Time Is Here”
11. “Silent Night”
12. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Watch John Driskell Hopkins and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Perform Selections From In the Spirit

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