Brent Smith

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Brent Stephen Smith

Brent Smith performing at the Raleigh Amphitheater, 2010
Background information
Born(1978-01-10) January 10, 1978 (ageĀ 34)
OriginKnoxville, Tennessee
GenresAlternative metal
Hard rock
Post-grunge
Alternative rock
Southern rock
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsShinedown
Saliva
Daughtry
Apocalyptica
Seether
Theory of a Deadman
 
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Brent Stephen Smith

Brent Smith performing at the Raleigh Amphitheater, 2010
Background information
Born(1978-01-10) January 10, 1978 (ageĀ 34)
OriginKnoxville, Tennessee
GenresAlternative metal
Hard rock
Post-grunge
Alternative rock
Southern rock
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsShinedown
Saliva
Daughtry
Apocalyptica
Seether
Theory of a Deadman

Brent Smith (born January 10, 1978) is the lead vocalist and singer-songwriter of the band Shinedown. Known for his own impressive vocal range, spanning four octaves[citation needed], his biggest influences as a singer are Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Chris Cornell and Kurt Cobain.

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Early career

In the early 90s Brent was in a band called "Blind Thought." Directly before Shinedown, Brent was the lead singer in a band called "Dreve," which operated in the East Tennessee area.[1] He was soon given a developmental contact by Atlantic Records; however, Brent left to find other musicians to form a new band which would become Shinedown.[citation needed]

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