"Shinedown" is a hard rock band that originated in Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in early 2002 by Brent Smith (vocalist), Jasin Todd (guitarist), Brad Stewart (bassist), and Barry Kerch (drummer), the band signed a contract with Atlantic Records in 2002.
On July 13th, 2003, the band released their debut album ''Leave A Whisper''. The album sold strongly thanks to the popularity of singles "Fly From The Inside" and "45", and was rereleased on June 15th, 2004, to capitalize on the strength of a new single, a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man". The rerelease also featured an acoustic version of "45", and a new mix of "Burning Bright", which was to be the fourth single from the album. During 2004, the band notably opened for classic rock band Van Halen. On September 21st, 2005, ''Leave A Whisper'' was certified as platinum. On August 23rd, 2005, the band released a live DVD called ''Live From The Inside'' that contained a full-length Shinedown concert held at the http://www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach/ House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
On October 4th, 2005, the band released their sophomore album called '' Us And Them'', backed by the single "Save...
|music genre|| Hard rock|
|current members||Brent Smith (musician)|