Brent Smith

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Brent Smith
Brent Smith 2012.jpg
Smith performing with Shinedown in 2012
Background information
Birth name Brent Stephen Smith
Born (1978-01-10) January 10, 1978 (age 38)
Origin Knoxville, Tennessee
Associated acts Shinedown

Brent Stephen Smith[1] (born January 10, 1978) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

Early career[edit]

In the early 1990s, Brent was in a band called "Blind Thought". Prior to fronting the rock band Shinedown, Brent was the lead singer in a band called "Dreve", which Atlantic Records had signed and sent to L.A., California to record with well-known producer Desmond Child. Shortly after returning home to Knoxville, TN, Atlantic dropped the band but retained Smith[citation needed]. He was soon given a developmental contract by Atlantic Records; Brent left to find other musicians to form a new band which would become Shinedown[citation needed].



Main article: Shinedown discography


  1. ^ Smith, Brent Stephen. "Songwriter/Composer: SMITH BRENT STEPHEN". Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Retrieved August 4, 2015. 

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