Cheney Brannon

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Cheney Brannon
Birth name Cheney Brannon
Born (1973-04-29) April 29, 1973 (age 44)
Genres Alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge, pop
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion, vocals
Associated acts Chapter One
Collective Soul
Joel Kosche
Gary Allan
John Corabi
Riley Biederer
Cheap Thrill

Cheney Brannon (born April 29, 1973) is an American musician. He is a former drummer for the rock band Collective Soul, and is the current drummer for acts such as Cheap Thrill, Riley Biederer, John Corabi and Joel Kosche.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginnings[edit]

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.

Collective Soul[edit]

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."[1]

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.


Studio albums[edit]

With Collective Soul[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)










2009 Collective Soul
  • Released: August 25, 2009
  • Label: Loud & Proud
  • Formats: CD, DI
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


With Collective Soul[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album



















2009 "Staring Down" 18 Collective Soul
"Welcome All Again"
2010 "You" 35
"Tremble for My Beloved (Reissue)" Non-album single
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"What I Can Give You" 2007 Collective Soul Afterwords

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Afterwords (CD liner notes). Collective Soul. El Music Group. 2007. p. 11. EMG 60011-2. 
  2. ^ a b c "Collective Soul - Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Australian Charts - Collective Soul". Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Collective Soul Top Albums/CDs positions". RPM. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "New Zealand Charts - Collective Soul". Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ a b c "Collective Soul - Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Collective Soul Album & Song Chart History – Alternative Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Austrian singles chart". Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Collective Soul Top Singles positions". RPM. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Collective Soul Rock/Alternative positions". RPM. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: Chris C. – CZR". Zobbel. Archived from the original on May 7, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 

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