Drummer - Rock
Bands: Soundevice, Collective Soul
Life and career
Early life and career beginnings
Brannon self-taught himself to play the drums at age 9. Two years later, at age 11, he joined his first band, Chapter One. At age 18, Brannon moved to Atlanta to take on its music scene.
Brannon is credited in the liner notes of the Collective Soul album Afterwords (2007) as having played the tambourine on the track "What I Can Give You."
In October 2008, Brannon became an official member of the band, replacing Ryan Hoyle on drums.
During Brannon's tenure as drummer, Collective Soul performed the 2009 NFC Championship Game halftime show; recorded and released the album Collective Soul (2009), also known as Rabbit to differentiate it from the band's 1995 album of the same name; performed the song "You" on the March 16, 2010 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; re-recorded and released the single "Tremble for My Beloved" in 2010; and toured nationally and internationally from 2008–11. In September 2009, Collective Soul were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
In January 2012, Brannon left the band to pursue other music opportunities.
Cheney Brannon Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 3.