Hoppers to return to Spring Hill
After more than a year in the making—and four years since their last project of new songs—the Hoppers finally have a new CD about to hit the streets. The new CD, Something’s Happening, has a street date of August 24, and sound clips are here.
The biggest headline, though, is that they are returning to Spring Hill. That’s the label that got out of Southern Gospel five or six years ago and left them (and the Booth Brothers, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and Karen Peck & New River) all looking for labels. The Hoppers went to Canaan, and the other three went to Daywind. Perhaps the success (and Grammy win) of Jason Crabb’s latest solo project has persuaded Spring Hill that Southern Gospel is still alive and well. At any rate, Crabb’s mixed style is one thing, but Spring Hill appears to be a little more solidly back in the genre with the return of this bona fide SG group.
The project itself is a mix of new songs, several classics (“On the Authority,” “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”), and one or two that are like new (“Something’s Happening,” which was cut by Mercy’s Mark—but their arrangement reached a different and smaller audience). It closes with the Legacy Five / Booth Brothers / Greater Vision / Hoppers collaboration “Statement of Faith.”