Collective Soul started in Stockbridge, GA in the early 1990's. Led by Ed Roland, the band also includes Dean Roland, Will Turpin, Johnny Rabb and Jesse Triplett. They saw their first #1 with "Shine" in 1993 which catapulted them to international fame. Since then they have had a total of seven #1 singles. Now they are back with a brand new album, See What You Started by Continuing, produced by Ed Roland, as were all the band’s previous records, and is Collective Soul’s ninth album, and first in six years. “People take vacations for a reason; to recharge and enjoy yourselves,” Ed observes. On their time off, Ed’s younger brother Dean formed a duo; Ed created the Sweet Tea Project; Will Turpin released solo records. “When we came back, we were just so ready and happy to be together and make new music,” says Ed. “We had time to think about what we had accomplished, and we are very proud of that. We came back with a lot more confidence.” Plus, with the 2012 addition of drummer Johnny Rabb, and lead guitarist Jessie Triplett joining the family in 2014, the classic Collective Soul triumvirate were even further energized.
As part of the album launch, they are giving the fans a way to learn the songs from their new album and put their spin on them. Collective Soul just launched their See What You Started by Continuing Breedlove Guitar Cover Sweepstakes!
How does it work? Each week they will be posting a new video of one of the songs from their new album. Learn the song, record your cover, and upload it to YouTube using the #CSGuitarCover. Make sure you include your name and email in the description. Then, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the videos here.
You might just find yourself the lucky recipient of a Breedlove Discovery Concert signed by the entire band!
Video #2 "Hurricane" - submissions through 11/20.
Here is the first video for "This" - submissions acceptable through 11/6.