GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members, The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to church platforms and arenas. The group began in 1957 as The Hopper Brothers, later becoming known as The Hopper Brothers & Connie. Their unique blend of harmonies and song choices have created a legacy of musical excellence embraced by audiences across the world. 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 Billboard and other industry charts.
Comprised today of family members Claude & Connie, son Mike, along with son Dean and his wife, Kim and their daughter, Karlye. 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 have garnered an impressive list of awards and achievements – too many to list – all while remaining faithful to the call God placed on their lives many years ago.
The Hoppers – faithful to the call, still going strong, with a legacy of ministry and musical excellence.