Group founder, Claude Hopper is recognized as one of the nation’s most influential businessmen. Claude serves on the Board of Directors for the National Quartet Convention, Southern Gospel Music’s premier event, which takes place every September and boasts annual attendance in excess of 60,000 people. The Great Western Fan festival held in Fresno, California.
He is heavily involved with music publishing and founded the Hopper Brothers & Connie Publishing. In 1990, Claude received special recognition from Senator Jesse Helms and North Carolina Governor Jim Martin for his many contributions over the past three decades to the Gospel Music community. In 1999 He received his honorary degree of Doctor of Music from Oakland City University. He is also on the board of directors of First Bank in Mayodan, NC. And founding member of the North Carolina Gospel Music Hall Of Fame.