Smith performing with Shinedown in 2012
|Born||January 10, 1978|
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. 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.