Brent Smith

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Brent Smith
Brent Smith 2012.jpg
Smith performing with Shinedown in 2012
Background information
Born (1978-01-10) January 10, 1978 (age 37)
Origin Knoxville, Tennessee
Genres Alternative metal
Hard rock
Alternative rock
Southern rock
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts Shinedown

Brent Smith (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.[1] 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


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