Mistress Carrie goes down memory lane with Brent Smith from Shinedown

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March 15, 2018
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Brent Smith has been a friend for a long time... a REALLY long time.

They were a new "baby band" out of Jacksonville Florida, when I was still on the air at night.

We hit it off instantly. Shinedown were genuine guys, super nice, funny and REALLY talented. I saw them live, and thought they were great, then they played acoustic on my show, and I fell in love.

Over the years, we have seen it all together. Brent still owes me a "bucket list" trip to the Grammy's, if they ever get nominated! He made that promise years ago.

They have toured clubs, and arenas, and even travelled overseas to visit our troops. He actually called me from Iraq. I'll support any band who goes to visit our guys!

We've both had our ups and downs, and as he said in our recent interview, "we both look better now, than we ever have!"... I'll take that compliment for sure.

He even had some choice words for this Mantown pic that I took years back. ;) It still makes him blush!

They are getting ready to release their new album Attention! Attention! on May 4th. And if the first single 'Devil' is any hint, it's gonna be heavy!

I can't wait to see them when they come back to town, and I can't wait to see what is next for them... and what trouble we can get into together!