The American musical band popularly known as Shinedown has been around for more than a decade with an astounding record of over 10 million albums sold all over the world. The frontman of the band, Brent Smith, who is also the chief vocalist and songwriter, has contributed a lot towards the overall success of the band with five notable albums which have carved a niche for the band in the entertainment industry.
On the 27th day of May 2003, the band released their debut album titled Leave a Whisper which was certified platinum by RIAA in the US. Leave a Whisper had an admirable record of over one million sales. Their second album Us and Them which was certified gold came in 2005 and in 2008, their third offering – The Sound of Madness, considered Florida’s rockers’ boldest effort to date came to limelight. Their fourth album Amaryllis dropped in 2012 followed by Threat to Survival, their fifth album – released in the year 2015.
The singer is known to be living a lavish life with a handsome net worth of $6 million which is believed to have come from his career as a vocalist and songwriter in the entertainment industry. He also has other business ventures going on but currently, the detail of the real estate and automobiles he has is not public knowledge.
Is Brent Smith Married? Family, Wife, Son, Girlfriend
The details about the identity of his parents and family background are not public knowledge but we can confirm that his parents were Americans residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. The celebrated singer was born as the only child of his parents and was raised in a supportive environment which aided him in the pursuit of a career as a vocalist in the entertainment industry.
According to what we can sieve out from his records, Brent is not in any marriage relationship and has never ventured into any in the past. So, there is no record of any divorce for the singer. Nevertheless, he has dabbled into a few relationships with the opposite sex in the past. Brent kept an open relationship with Teresa Collier which lasted for a long period of time, although we don’t have sufficient information on the onset of his relationship with Teresa, we know that the relationship hit the rocks in February 2016.
Currently, Brent Smith has a fiancée named Ashley Smith Marshall with whom he had a son named Lyric Santana Smith. According to him, the birth of his son and his girlfriend inspired him to throw-out his mind-altering substances and face the more serious task of losing the excess weight he accumulated during the period of his addiction. The singer suddenly realized that life was no longer just about him and his whims and caprices, but an innocent little boy has just become part of his life. This made him get rid of all the unpalatable habits he had acquired in the past.
His first straight-up love song titled If You Only Knew was written the day he found out about his impending fatherhood and that is definitely big coming for a man who vowed a long time ago never to write any silly love song. Brent confessed that his son gave him a whole new perspective on life and love. In addition, his girlfriend Ashley also played a big role in the singer’s new mindset, they had known each other for all of 11 years before deciding to become officially engaged and they were friends for years before their friendship turned into a hot romance. Brent confessed that the lyrics of the song is a summation of his feelings whenever he happens to be away from her.
The singer and songwriter has a height of 5 feet 8 inches with a corresponding body weight of 69 kg but he was not always this fit. The crooner became obese after a long battle with alcoholism and hard drugs abuse but the love of his girlfriend and the inspiration from his baby son straightened him.
His excess body weight had made him an object of ridicule even on national television and so Brent made the conscious decision to trade hard drugs and alcohol for a healthy diet and butt-kicking workout sessions. The resultant effect was a whopping 70 pounds loss in body weight. Brent Smith has blue eye color with brown hair.