Collective Soul is an American rock band from Stockbridge, Georgia. They have enjoyed popularity on alternative rock, mainstream rock and pop music radio throughout the 1990s and into the new millennium, recording seven #1 mainstream rock hits.They broke into mainstream popularity with their hit single "Shine" from their debut album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid, released in 1993.
Rabbit, also known simply as Collective Soul, is the eighth studio album by Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul. It is scheduled to be released on August 25, 2009.
Rabbit's release will be Collective Soul's first release with a parent label since the group started its own independent El Music Group label in 2004.
Rabbit will also include two songs that were written by all members in the band, a first for Collective Soul.According to singer/guitarist Ed Roland: "I think it's the confidence that the other guys have gotten in their music skills and the songwriting and also, for lack of a better term, me letting go of my ego a little bit..."