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.

Personal life[edit]

Smith was born an only child in Knoxville, Tennessee.[2]


In the early 1990s, Brent was in a band called "Blind Thought".[3] 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.[4]



Main article: Shinedown discography


  1. ^ Smith, Brent Stephen. "Songwriter/Composer: SMITH BRENT STEPHEN". Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ name=slideshare>famousbirthdays (2016). "Brent Smith Rock singer". famousbirthdays. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ name=famousbirthdays>famousbirthdays (2016). "Brent Smith". famousbirthdays. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ name=bijog>bijog (April 12, 2016). "Brent Smith". bijog. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 

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