Southern Gospel’s The Hoppers set to perform at annual meeting
October 18, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY– The Southern Gospel sounds of The Hoppers will fill the sanctuary of Second Baptist Church, Springfield, as the award-winning group brings its four-part harmony style to the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.
The North Carolina-based group will perform during the afternoon and evening sessions on Oct. 25 (Tuesday).
While The Hoppers have enjoyed tremendous success through three decades, the 1990s ushered in new success. Although the family has enjoyed many popular hit releases, their first Number One release came in 1990 with the song entitled Here I Am. It stayed at the top of the charts for four months and was awarded Song of the Year for 1990 by the Southern Gospel Music Association. Since that time five Hopper releases have peaked at Number One on Southern Gospel charts. Milk & Honey, Mention My Name, Anchor to the Power of the Cross, Yes I Am and their most recent release, Jerusalem. Heavenly Sunrise and That’s Him reached Number Two.
The Hoppers have enjoyed other types of national recognition as well. In 1981, the group sang at the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan. On June 27, 1998, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, they performed a song, Shouting Time, for Bill Gaither’s Homecoming video series. Since then they have toured with the Gaither Homecoming show that has played to more than 900,000 people per year since 1996.
The group has won many awards through the years, including being named Southern Gospel’s “Favorite Mixed Group” seven times between 1997-2003.