Join us for an Audacy Check In with Shinedown

'From the moment I entered the earth, I’m doing what I always wanted to be doing'
Audacy Check In with Shinedown
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Joining us for a special Audacy Check In today is Shinedown frontman Brent Smith to catch fans up with the band as they hit the road on their Fall 2022 Tour.

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“From the moment I entered the earth, I’m doing what I always wanted to be doing,” Shinedown frontman Brent Smith tells Audacy host Ryan Castle. “I always had a very firm knowledge of what I wanted to do,” he adds. “What profession I wanted to be in; that I wanted to be an artist, that I wanted to be a performer, that I wanted to be a songwriter. That I wanted to be a singer -- and I never looked back from that. I’ve often told people, ‘Don’t worry about having a Plan B, whatever your A plan is, do that.’”

Wise words from a man who has been in the game he loves so dearly for over two decades, hot on the heels of their latest album, Planet Zero, and in the midst of their current tour. It’s also worth mentioning that the band was nominated for Best Rock at the 2022 MTV VMAs. Although the band was ultimately beat out by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shinedown did receive the key to their hometown of Knoxville on that very same night bestowed by Mayor Glenn Jacobs aka WWE wrestler Kane, while on stage performing on August 28. Epic!

“It doesn’t matter how long it takes either to get there,” Brent continues. “Just get there. I think sometimes people are a bit afraid of failure, but you need that in your life. I don’t think the foundation of your legacy will be built by your failure, I think the foundation of your legacy will be built by the fact that you refused to give up.”

“When we were touring in the early days… I had a fake ID when I was fourteen so that I could play club," Smith admits. "I’d have to lay my set and then I’d have to leave a lot of times, but I was sneaking out of the house to do that kind of stuff. I just have always been very fortunate and humbled by the fact that what I do today was what I wanted to do from the moment I was born.”

Check out our full Check In with Shinedown above-- and stay tuned for even more conversations with your favorite artists on Audacy. Shinedown's current tour itinerary can be found below.

Shinedown Fall 2022 Tour Dates:

September 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake ~
September 10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center ~
September 11 – Camden, NJ @ Waterfront Music Pavilion ~
September 13 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center ~
September 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center~
September 16 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion ~
September 17 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph's Health Amp. at Lakeview ~
September 18 – VA Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loan Amp ~
September 20 – Darien, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater ~
September 21 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theater ~
September 23 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life  (not a Live Nation date)
September 26 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion ~
September 30 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ~
October 1 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ~
October 2 – Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center at Cedar Park ~ (not a Live Nation date)
October 5 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater ~
October 7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion ~
October 8 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center ~
October 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock (not a Live Nation date)
~ with Jelly Roll and John Harvie

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