Brent Smith is in the band Shinedown as the lead singer. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His hometown is Orlando, Florida. He has a 16 month old boy. His sons name is Lyric Santana Smith. His musical influences are Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, and Soundgarden. Before his son was born he was addicted to cocain a lot, now you see him with 1 or 2 beers around him.When his son was born he had to stop using a lot of drugs. He realized it wasn't about just him anymore it was about his son now.He was playing at the New York State Fair August 29,2009.