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, United States
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Years active 2001–present
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.


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. 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.[2]



Main article: Shinedown discography


  1. ^ Smith, Brent Stephen. "Songwriter/Composer: SMITH BRENT STEPHEN". Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ name=bijog>bijog (April 12, 2016). "Brent Smith". bijog. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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