When Shinedown took the stage at Carolina Rebellion, 16 bands had come and gone. Many of them brought fiery anger to the stage. Shinedown was just happy to be there. Front-man Brent Smith told the crowd that they were in too good of a mood to act hardcore.
Shinedown cemented their spot in the stratosphere of rock with the release of their fourth album, Amaryllis. The album was released on March 27th and sold 105,000 albums in its first week. That made it the top rock album and fourth highest selling album in the country.
The success of Amaryllis and 2008's platinum selling Sound of Madness firmly establish Shinedown as one of the most successful rock bands of the new millenium. Being a powerful band in their prime, it makes sense that Shinedown would headline a festival like Carolina Rebellion.
Behind the scenes, Shinedown proved to not only be one of the highlights on stage at Carolina Rebellion, they they were also a highlight off the stage. Brent, Barry, Zach, and Eric are four of the nicest guys you will meet in music.
Woody, Wilcox, and Mel sat down with Brent and discussed their new song, Bully, and an old favorite, Simple Man.