“The Robby Hopkins Band has been voted ‘Best Country Act’ in Chattanooga as well as ‘Best of the Best’ in Knoxville,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly show.
“Plus, lead guitarist Tyler Southern was awarded ‘Best Guitar Player’ and ‘Best Keyboard Player’ by the Chattanooga Music Awards. It’s their second appearance on the Jubilee. Last year they blew us away.”
Hailing from Lafayette, Ga., Hopkins learned to play guitar at age 8, and wrote his first song at age 16. He and his band played the Riverbend Festival, opened for American Idol’s Lauren Alaina, opened for country star Randy Houser and cut their first CD, “How’d We End Up Here.”
“Two more exceptional musicians round out the band with Cody Bunch on drums and Jonathan Wakefield on bass,” said Nichols.
“Their exciting blend of hard-driving country and country gospel make this a concert not to miss.”
Also appearing on the Jubilee is award-winning singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, Southern Gospel singer Amy McAlister, and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun,” is host and announcer.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads. Admission is free and a love offering is taken.