Artist: Shinedown Biography

18 Feb 2006, 20:58  33,751,502  1,150,540

ShinedownShinedown is a Hard Rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Shinedown was formed in early 2002 by Brent Smith, Jasin Todd, Brad Stewart, and Barry Kerch. They have released six albums on Atlantic Records: "Leave a Whisper" (2003),"Us and Them" (2005), "The Sound of Madness" (2008), "Amaryllis" (2012), "Threat to Survival" (2015) and "Attention Attention" (2018). As of 2018, the band has had 23 Top 5 hits on Mainstream Rock radio, including 12 number one singles, and a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with "Second Chance".

On July 13, 2003, the band released their debut album Leave A Whisper. The album sold the popular singles "Fly From The Inside" and "45". Leave A Whisper was re-released on June 15, 2004, to capitalize on the strength of a new single: A cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man". This song is often dedicated to their friend Dimebag Darrell who died in 2004. The re-release 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 Van Halen. On September 21, 2005, Leave A Whisper was certified as gold. On August 23, 2005, the band released a live DVD called Live From The Inside that contained a full-length Shinedown concert held at the House Of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

On October 4, 2005, the band released their second album called Us And Them, backed by the single "Save Me". Save Me maintained a #1 position on active rock charts for twelve weeks. The song became the theme song for WWE No Mercy 2005. The follow-up single, "I Dare You", also did respectably, and became one of the theme songs of WWE's WrestleMania 22 and was also performed on American Idol by Chris Daughtry. There are currently three versions of Us And Them: the regular thirteen-track version, a limited edition with three bonus acoustic tracks, and a store-specific edition with two bonus tracks: "Break" and "Carried Away". In 2006, the band co-headlined the SnoCore Tour with Seether, Flyleaf, and Halestorm, which was followed by the Equinox Tour in which Shinedown co-headlined with Trapt. Shinedown played their first overseas concert at the London Astoria on June 6, 2006, supporting Alter Bridge. In the late summer of 2006, the band opened for Godsmack and Rob Zombie on their North American Tour.

On December 12, 2006, Shinedown played in Knoxville, Tennessee at The Tennessee Theatre which was filmed for an upcoming DVD the band was expected to be releasing later this year (2007). However, after a recent show, Waukesha, WI, July 21, 2007, the band made it known that the DVD was scrapped by Atlantic Records.

The band began recording their new album in Los Angeles on September 20, 2007. Their first single, Devour, was released on May 20, 2008, and has proven a successful single, with it charting in the Top 10. The video for the song was released on June 25, 2008. On June 17, 2008, the album in it's entirety was put up on their MySpace page for listening. Shinedown's third album, The Sound of Madness, was released on June 24, 2008. The band is currently playing various festivals across North America before embarking on a tour in support of the new album.

Regarding the upcoming album, lead singer Brent Smith was quoted in an interview with Billboard.com as saying; "It's time to just go over the top, literally go above and beyond what a human being thinks they're capable of recording. We want to do a huge hard rock record that has a lot of crossover potential, but also some of the most insanely intense and heavy material that this band has ever tried - and see if we can pull it off." Smith noted that the group had more than forty songs to consider after writing sessions in Atlanta, Nashville and Los Angeles, but this was narrowed down to eleven songs for the standard album, and 14 songs for the deluxe edition.

In 2007 and 2008, Shinedown had some lineup changes with Brad Stewart and Jasin Todd leaving the band and Zach Myers*, Nick Perry, and Eric Bass joining the band.

*Zach Myers was touring guitarist from 2005-2007 and performed as bass guitarist during the recording of The Sound of Madness.

Shinedown performed free concerts at numerous state fairs across the US between June and September of 2009.

According to the Bully Songfacts, the lead single from Shinedown's fourth studio album, Amaryllis, is titled "Bully." It is the first new music to be heard from the Florida-based hard rockers since all six singles from The Sound Of Madness topped the rock radio chart. The song was released on January 3, 2012.

Current members of the band:
Brent Smith
Zach Myers
Eric Bass
Barry Kerch

Top Track "Shinedown"

Devour - Shinedown

Devour

346,540
1,825,412
Second Chance - Shinedown

Second Chance

284,653
2,231,493
Sound of Madness - Shinedown

Sound of Madness

181,641
1,373,315
Her Name is Alice - Shinedown

Her Name is Alice

160,935
744,401
Call Me - Shinedown

Call Me

157,115
1,328,414
45 - Shinedown

45

143,302
1,085,014
All I Ever Wanted - Shinedown

All I Ever Wanted

131,246
447,841
If You Only Knew - Shinedown

If You Only Knew

130,255
1,002,930
Simple Man - Shinedown

Simple Man

123,628
654,527
Save Me - Shinedown

Save Me

104,601
749,953
Fly From the Inside - Shinedown

Fly From the Inside

101,050
611,001
The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown

The Crow & The Butterfly

92,561
644,774
Breaking Inside - Shinedown

Breaking Inside

90,821
681,746
45 (Album Version) - Shinedown

45 (Album Version)

89,871
199,318
Bully - Shinedown

Bully

87,608
617,419
What A Shame - Shinedown

What A Shame

85,423
657,268
Cry For Help - Shinedown

Cry For Help

80,738
561,970
Burning Bright - Shinedown

Burning Bright

79,619
495,412
I Dare You - Shinedown

I Dare You

78,393
544,163
Heroes - Shinedown

Heroes

73,696
426,773
Sin With A Grin - Shinedown

Sin With A Grin

69,882
471,591
Enemies - Shinedown

Enemies

69,534
475,870
Stranger Inside - Shinedown

Stranger Inside

65,771
307,011
Lost in the Crowd - Shinedown

Lost in the Crowd

54,783
314,634
In Memory - Shinedown

In Memory

53,026
295,118
No More Love - Shinedown

No More Love

52,413
285,623
Cut The Cord - Shinedown

Cut The Cord

51,076
342,891
Left Out - Shinedown

Left Out

50,457
265,873
Better Version - Shinedown

Better Version

48,994
295,434
Crying Out - Shinedown

Crying Out

48,177
268,767
Beyond the Sun - Shinedown

Beyond the Sun

47,820
293,357
Adrenaline - Shinedown

Adrenaline

47,595
281,700
Unity - Shinedown

Unity

46,639
330,711
Yer Majesty - Shinedown

Yer Majesty

44,888
236,762
Shed Some Light - Shinedown

Shed Some Light

44,742
271,619
Trade Yourself In - Shinedown

Trade Yourself In

44,366
245,359
Lacerated - Shinedown

Lacerated

43,882
223,123
Fake - Shinedown

Fake

42,783
229,287
The Dream - Shinedown

The Dream

42,554
197,292
Begin Again - Shinedown

Begin Again

42,027
234,236
Some Day - Shinedown

Some Day

41,965
249,851
I'll Follow You - Shinedown

I'll Follow You

41,593
277,185
State of My Head - Shinedown

State of My Head

41,430
229,753
Simple Man - acoustic - Shinedown

Simple Man - acoustic

41,185
206,441
Atmosphere - Shinedown

Atmosphere

39,270
204,562