|Brent Stephen Smith|
|Born||January 10, 1978|
Brent Smith (born January 10, 1978) is the lead vocalist and singer-songwriter of the band Shinedown. Known for his own impressive vocal range, spanning four octaves, his biggest influences as a singer are Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Chris Cornell, and Kurt Cobain.
In the early 1990s Brent was in a band called "Blind Thought". Before Shinedown, Brent was the lead singer in a band called "Dreve", which operated in the East Tennessee area. He was soon given a developmental contract by Atlantic Records; however, Brent left to find other musicians to form a new band which would become Shinedown.
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- He is featured on a song with hard rock band Saliva called "Don't Question My Heart", which was the ECW brand's theme song, which features on WWE The Music, Vol. 8.
- He also features on another song with hard rock band Saliva called "My Own Worst Enemy" which features on Saliva's sixth album "Cinco Diablo".
- He is credited with co-writing the song "There and Back Again" on Daughtry's self-titled debut album.
- He is featured as a background vocalist on Theory of a Deadman's single "So Happy".
- He did an acoustic cover of Alice In Chains "Nutshell", which included a duet with Shaun Morgan, the lead singer of Seether. The song is featured on The 97X Green Room: Volume 2.
- He performed vocals on "Not Strong Enough" for Apocalyptica on their new album "7th Symphony".
- He wrote the song "Shed Some Light" for Shinedown and was joined by Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, who provided extra vocals.
- He is featured on the album mix of "Seasons" by hard rock band One Less Reason from the album Faces and Four Letter Words.
- He wrote and performed the song "Diamond Eyes" for the film The Expendables when requested by Sylvester Stallone.
- He provides guest vocals on the Halestorm song "Here's to Us" which was released as a single in 2013 and on the re-issue of their sophomore album The Strange Case Of... which was also released in 2013