About Ross Childress
As a co-founding member of Collective Soul, member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the platinum rocker played lead guitar on some of the biggest songs of his era. The group’s hook-laden guitar anthems and powerfully melodic songs led them to seven No. 1 radio hits (‘Shine’, ‘The World I Know’, ‘December’, ‘Gel’ ‘Where The River Flows’, ‘Heavy’ and ‘Run’) and 19 Top 40 singles.
Hailing from Stockbridge, Georgia, during the heyday of ‘70s and ‘80s FM radio, Ross Childress became entranced by the music of Prince, The Cure, Run DMC and The Beatles. As lead guitarist for Collective Soul, Childress’ indelible guitar work was heard by millions of fans from around the globe. From 1994 to 2001 Collective Soul received more airtime on the radio than any other band of its era including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, R.E.M. and Oasis. In 2009, Childress became a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
The late-blooming but sudden success experienced by Collective Soul was one of the 1990s big music stories. Their 1994 debut album, Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, with the help of its lead single, ‘Shine,’ propelled the band to international stardom, multi-platinum status and pioneers of the alternative rock genre.
Still Getting The Website “Just Right”
This website is still under construction. Feel free to contact Ross about guitar work for your recording, production duties, movie soundtrack work, or songwriting. Simply visit our contact page and say “Hey Ross” he’d love to hear from you. He will see every message sent to this website. Thanks!
Ross Childress Feb – March 2018