Table of Biography
Brent Smith is a well-famed American singer and songwriter. Brent Smith is widely recognized for being a member of the musical band, “Shinedown.”
On the 10th of January 1978, Brent Smith was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the United States of America. Currently, he is 45 years old and has a zodiac sign of Capricorn. He is an American by nationality and belongs to Irish ethnicity. Additionally, his full name is Brent Stephen Smith.
He was the only child of his parents and was raised in his hometown Knoxville. His father was the one who introduced him to soul music when he was young. He claims that he and his father are listening to it during the pandemic. However, he has not disclosed the names and professions of his parents.
In terms of his academic qualification, he attended South Doyle High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. Meanwhile, he grew up in a musical family and was exposed to music from a young age.
Brent Smith had a high school band called Blind Thought before fronting the rock band Shinedown and later was the lead singer in a band called Dreve, which Atlantic Records had signed. He was forced by Atlantic Records to either find another band or lose his record deal. He then travelled to Los Angeles, California, to work with renowned producer Desmond Child.
Atlantic dropped the band shortly after their return to Knoxville, Tennessee, but kept Smith. Shinedown was formed shortly after. Atlantic Records quickly signed him to a developmental contract. Smith relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, in 2001, and began working on the project.
Shinedown’s debut album, “Leave a Whisper,” was released on the 27th of May 2003 and quickly gained popularity with hits like “Fly from the Inside” and “45.” The album’s success laid the foundation for their subsequent releases.
Since then, the band has released six more studio albums: “Us and Them” (2005), “The Sound of Madness” (2008), “Amaryllis” (2012), “Threat to Survival” (2015), “Attention Attention” (2018), and “Planet Zero “(2022). Smith and Zach Myers launched Smith & Myers, an acoustic side project, in the year 2014.
According to an interview with Wes Styles of the 97.7 WQLZ radio station, the band began recording their sixth album in early 2016. On May 4, 2018, the album “Attention Attention” was released. The album’s first single, ‘Devil,’ was released on March 7, 2018.
Brent was presented with a key to Knox County on August 28th, 2022 at a concert in his hometown Knoxville, Tennessee by former wrestler and current Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs.
Net Worth 2023
Brent’s majority of earnings come from his band record sales, contracts, endorsement, tours, and concerts. This American singer’s net worth is estimated at around $6 million while his salary and incomes are still under review.
Currently, Brent Smith s believed to be single. However, he was previously engaged to Ashley Smith Marshall. With the relationship, the couple has a son named Lyric Santana Smith. In addition, he was in an open relationship with personal trainer Teresa Collier. He maintained his relationship with Teresa Collier for a very long time, but he was unable to do so any longer, and the couple separated in February 2016.
He was addicted to drugs and alcohol. Moreover, he was also overweight. According to reports, he began living a healthier lifestyle after meeting his ex-fiancee Ashley.
Brent Smith stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 69 kg. Moreover, he has brown hair with a pair of blue eyes.
Brent Smith – Social Media
On his Instagram page ‘@thebrentsmith’ there are over 211k followers. Likewise, there are over 127.8k followers on his Twitter page ‘@TheBrentSmith’ and over 21k followers on his Facebook page.