Brent Stephen Smith, popularly referred as Brent Smith is an American Singer, Musician, and a songwriter best known for being lead vocalist of a band by the name Shinedown. His music genres include hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal, and post-grunge. He is also able to play various instruments very well. Among the instruments that he can play includes guitars and drums. During his career, he has worked with different labels including Atlantic and the Roadrunner. Keeping on reading on to learn more on the net worth and reading of Brent Smith in the year 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Brent was born in the year 1978 on January 10th in Knoxville, Tennessee and he is the only child in the family. There is nothing much that is known about the early life of this musician. It is unclear the names of his parents as well as the schools that he attended.
Smith has been dating for a while now. He has dated several women including Teresa Collier whom he dated until the year 2016 on February. He has a son with his ex-fiancée by the name Lyric Santana Smith. The mother of this child is Ashley Smith Marshall. Brent has struggled with various drugs and alcohols. Also, he struggled with losing weight. Eventually, he was able to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise. He has said that he credits his losing weight success from his girlfriend and son who inspired him to lose weight.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Before the fronting rock band by the name Shinedown, he was part of a high school band by the name Blind Thoughts and later on rose to become the lead singer of a band by the name Dreve, which got to be signed by the Atlantic Records. Atlantic Records deal. He created a band by the name Shinedown before proceeding to move to Los Angeles in California where he was able to record with the famous producer by the name Desmond Child.
Shortly after this, he returned home to the Knoxville, Tennessee. The records would later drop the band but decided to retain him. The Atlantic Records awarded him a developmental contract. Smith would later migrate to Jacksonville, Florida and started to work on a project in the year 2001. The first member that was signed by this band was Brad Stewart. Brad was a bassist and started to record demos. The band has recorded several albums which has them perform excellently.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Brent Smith is estimated to be over $7 million. This wealth has been generated from his career as a singer where he has recorded various bands with the band by the name Shinedown. He was able to release his first single by the name ‘Devil’ that was released in March 2018.
Brent is a very successful musician who has performed excellently when it comes to music. He has displayed hard work and determination. Many people have described him as the backbone of the band by the name Shinedown. He continues to work on various singles as a solo artist.