Artist: Shinedown Biography

18 Feb 2006, 20:58  34,257,604  1,160,981

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

347,389
1,833,104
Second Chance - Shinedown

Second Chance

287,455
2,255,726
Sound of Madness - Shinedown

Sound of Madness

184,031
1,395,623
Her Name is Alice - Shinedown

Her Name is Alice

161,335
747,703
Call Me - Shinedown

Call Me

158,652
1,342,067
45 - Shinedown

45

145,030
1,098,338
All I Ever Wanted - Shinedown

All I Ever Wanted

131,397
448,834
If You Only Knew - Shinedown

If You Only Knew

130,980
1,009,567
Simple Man - Shinedown

Simple Man

124,209
658,018
Save Me - Shinedown

Save Me

105,354
755,354
Fly From the Inside - Shinedown

Fly From the Inside

101,995
616,759
The Crow & The Butterfly - Shinedown

The Crow & The Butterfly

93,265
650,562
Breaking Inside - Shinedown

Breaking Inside

91,326
686,571
45 (Album Version) - Shinedown

45 (Album Version)

89,872
199,324
Bully - Shinedown

Bully

88,548
625,263
What A Shame - Shinedown

What A Shame

85,927
662,006
Cry For Help - Shinedown

Cry For Help

81,159
565,236
Burning Bright - Shinedown

Burning Bright

80,104
498,386
I Dare You - Shinedown

I Dare You

78,757
547,215
Heroes - Shinedown

Heroes

74,238
429,719
Enemies - Shinedown

Enemies

71,257
489,946
Sin With A Grin - Shinedown

Sin With A Grin

70,205
474,014
Stranger Inside - Shinedown

Stranger Inside

66,004
308,563
Lost in the Crowd - Shinedown

Lost in the Crowd

55,064
316,374
Cut The Cord - Shinedown

Cut The Cord

53,873
366,677
In Memory - Shinedown

In Memory

53,196
296,251
No More Love - Shinedown

No More Love

52,607
287,138
Left Out - Shinedown

Left Out

50,652
267,039
Better Version - Shinedown

Better Version

49,177
296,768
Crying Out - Shinedown

Crying Out

48,372
270,168
Adrenaline - Shinedown

Adrenaline

48,140
285,775
Beyond the Sun - Shinedown

Beyond the Sun

48,041
294,794
Unity - Shinedown

Unity

47,148
335,277
Yer Majesty - Shinedown

Yer Majesty

45,027
237,718
Shed Some Light - Shinedown

Shed Some Light

44,980
273,403
Trade Yourself In - Shinedown

Trade Yourself In

44,517
246,425
Lacerated - Shinedown

Lacerated

44,025
223,940
State of My Head - Shinedown

State of My Head

43,392
243,345
Fake - Shinedown

Fake

42,992
230,564
The Dream - Shinedown

The Dream

42,675
197,905
I'll Follow You - Shinedown

I'll Follow You

42,365
282,849
Simple Man - acoustic - Shinedown

Simple Man - acoustic

42,193
212,598
Begin Again - Shinedown

Begin Again

42,171
235,267
Some Day - Shinedown

Some Day

42,160
251,216
Atmosphere - Shinedown

Atmosphere

39,404
205,342