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Jacksonville, Florida (2002 – present)

Shinedown is a Southern band that originated in Jacksonville, Florida. Shinedown was formed in early 2002 by Brent Smith, Jasin Todd, Brad Stewart, and Barry Kerch. They were signed by Atlantic Records.

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.


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  • IridiumWings

    What a shame and Through the ghost are definitely my favorites.

    17 Nov 8:35am Reply
  • TheWokenDemon

    these guys are amazing! <3

    25 Oct 2:10pm Reply
  • Irene_Rage

    The best group!!!! I dream to see them in Russia!!!!

    5 Oct 10:04am Reply
  • nina_reign

    Россия вас ждёт :)

    5 Oct 7:34am Reply
  • Biggest_evil

    Одна из лучших групп современности

    4 Oct 5:50pm Reply
  • friendsweetc

    I'll Follow You and call me are my favorites

    3 Oct 9:18pm Reply
  • Ewczok

    This band is fucking awesome. [10] agree but i need new song(s) :)

    30 Sep 4:45pm Reply
  • wellens18

    Through the ghost hits you so hard, can relate so much

    28 Sep 2:14am Reply
  • darkeowl

    Remembering when I met them and it still gets me excited a year or so on! Absolutely brilliant band and so many of their songs have gotten me through some tough times! Love them <3

    8 Aug 5:06pm Reply
  • Bree_Breekachu

    Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom

    1 Aug 6:54pm Reply
  • RuhFernandes

    Heroes... amazing :D

    27 Jul 2:38am Reply
  • VictoriaMyers15

    Одна из самых лучших современных групп,своеобразная,интересная,ну а про голос солиста вообще молчу-он шикарен *_*

    21 Jul 5:22pm Reply
  • sommersvane

    One of my favorite bands so far. I love them, I love Brent's voice and all the beautiful lyrics of their songs <3

    16 Jul 9:20am Reply
  • carolliinne

    This band is fucking awesome. [9]

    13 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Всегда тянуло блевать от их музыки. Ничего стоящего. Вообще слушать такое нормальный человек не будет.

    6 Jul 8:14am Reply
  • TDcore

    One of the few bands from my post-grunge phase that I still enjoy from time to time. Not a big fan of Amarylis though...

    5 Jul 7:46pm Reply
  • Gravy95

    This band is fucking awesome. [8]

    2 Jul 2:40pm Reply
  • Marquito94

    This band is fucking awesome. [7]

    30 Jun 12:15pm Reply
  • DianaMcLennon

    This band is fucking awesome. [6]

    25 Jun 3:24am Reply
  • afterthoughtts

    This band is fucking awesome. [5]

    24 Jun 2:04am Reply
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