|Brent Stephen Smith|
|Born||January 10, 1978|
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.