Michael Hopper is the youngest son of Claude D. & Connie Hopper. When he was barely a teenager he started traveling with his family as their new drummer. As his older brother Dean had moved up from as the lead sing. (Upon the last of Claude's brothers had "retired".)
Sometime in the 1996 Mike married (now ex-wife) Denice. She would eventually become The Hoppers piano player in 1998. (I believe when Shannon Childress (RIP) left. (Though had not yet passed). She eventually left the group in 2002. She & Mike would ultimately split.
Mike & Dean own a recording studio 'The Farm'. It's a full studio & is located on in a barn on their parents farm. He also run background stuff for their concerts. (It's been said that they built it themselves)
*It's presumed Mike split w/ Denice shortly before Dean & Kim announced Lexus was on the way... (Denice had already quite being their piano player)
*Karlye tweets about him & it's believed that he is a good, caring & devoted uncle.
*He also has his pilot license.
*He did a guest spot on an episode of 'Touched By An Angel' w/ John Schneider
"The drummer for the Hoppers is none other than the youngest son of Claude and Connie, Michael. He is the most recent drummer, but not the only one the group has had. Before Michael, older brother Dean played the drums as well. Mike does a great job with it, however, and really looks like he s getting into it on stage.
Besides playing the drums, Mike also plays the bass guitar and has an instructional DVD available for other would-be musicians to study. When not on the road, Mike enjoys flying airplanes. He also plays around in the recording studio with his brother."
*From a former fan site @ ReoCities