Artist Name: Shinedown

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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 of Atist: Shinedown

Devour - Shinedown

Devour

346,044
1,820,755
Second Chance - Shinedown

Second Chance

283,232
2,217,126
Sound of Madness - Shinedown

Sound of Madness

180,395
1,360,148
Her Name is Alice - Shinedown

Her Name is Alice

160,673
742,389
Call Me - Shinedown

Call Me

156,222
1,320,202
45 - Shinedown

45

142,370
1,077,141
All I Ever Wanted - Shinedown

All I Ever Wanted

131,130
447,077
If You Only Knew - Shinedown

If You Only Knew

129,812
998,768
Simple Man - Shinedown

Simple Man

123,125
652,432
Save Me - Shinedown

Save Me

104,193
746,730
Fly From the Inside - Shinedown

Fly From the Inside

100,439
607,266
Breaking Inside - Shinedown

Breaking Inside

90,503
679,300
45 (Album Version) - Shinedown

45 (Album Version)

89,870
199,316
Bully - Shinedown

Bully

87,040
611,998
What A Shame - Shinedown

What A Shame

85,132
654,369
Cry For Help - Shinedown

Cry For Help

80,499
559,939
Burning Bright - Shinedown

Burning Bright

79,375
493,566
I Dare You - Shinedown

I Dare You

78,174
542,159
Heroes - Shinedown

Heroes

73,439
425,120
Sin With A Grin - Shinedown

Sin With A Grin

69,699
469,978
Enemies - Shinedown

Enemies

68,577
466,839
Stranger Inside - Shinedown

Stranger Inside

65,623
305,907
Lost in the Crowd - Shinedown

Lost in the Crowd

54,617
313,415
In Memory - Shinedown

In Memory

52,916
294,272
No More Love - Shinedown

No More Love

52,286
284,694
Left Out - Shinedown

Left Out

50,335
264,991
Cut The Cord - Shinedown

Cut The Cord

49,384
328,486
Better Version - Shinedown

Better Version

48,885
294,543
Crying Out - Shinedown

Crying Out

48,059
267,877
Beyond the Sun - Shinedown

Beyond the Sun

47,694
292,556
Adrenaline - Shinedown

Adrenaline

47,265
279,117
Unity - Shinedown

Unity

46,306
327,878
Yer Majesty - Shinedown

Yer Majesty

44,777
236,160
Shed Some Light - Shinedown

Shed Some Light

44,582
270,379
Trade Yourself In - Shinedown

Trade Yourself In

44,260
244,734
Lacerated - Shinedown

Lacerated

43,788
222,433
Fake - Shinedown

Fake

42,644
228,506
The Dream - Shinedown

The Dream

42,469
196,926
Begin Again - Shinedown

Begin Again

41,933
233,657
Some Day - Shinedown

Some Day

41,832
249,024
I'll Follow You - Shinedown

I'll Follow You

41,143
273,619
State of My Head - Shinedown

State of My Head

40,444
221,840
Atmosphere - Shinedown

Atmosphere

39,179
204,024
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