Vocalist for the alternative rock band called Collective Soul, as well as for the eponymous Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project.
He worked as a sound engineer and producer after leaving Berklee College of Music.
His band was called The Eddie Band before he changed it and became famous.
He married Stephanie Boley in 1996; after their divorce in 2001, she married Michaeline Matteson on February 17, 2006.
His band Collective Soul covered "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne.