3 Doors Down is an American rock band from Escatawpa, Mississippi formed in 1996. The band originally consisted of
Brad Arnold (vocals/drums), Todd Harrell (bass) and Matt Roberts (guitar). They took in Chris Henderson in the very early days of
The Better Life's creation and released the album as a 4 piece band. Richard Liles played drums for the band during their
touring stint on that record. From 2002 - 2005 The band hired Daniel Adair as a "touring" drummer and took off to play nearly
1000 shows as this formation all across the world in support of their hugely successful 'Away From The Sun' album. In 2005, when
Daniel Adair was hired full-time by Nickelback, 3 Doors Down took on Greg Upchurch (Puddle Of Mudd) to play drums full-time.
In 2012; the band released a statement explaining an issue with original guitarist Matt Roberts' health, leading to his
departure from 3 Doors Down to take time away from the busy life of being a rockstar. This movement created space for Chet
Roberts to fill. Roberts was Chris Henderson's guitar tech previously.
The band rose to international fame with their first single, "Kryptonite", which charted in the top three on the Billboard
Hot 100 chart. The band then signed onto Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album
was the 11th-best-selling album of the year and was certified 6x platinum in the United States. Their second album, Away from the
Sun, (2002) continued the band's success; it debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart and went multi-platinum in the United
States like its predecessor. The band followed it up by extensive touring for two years before releasing their third
album, Seventeen Days, in 2005. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum within its
first month of release. Their fourth, self-titled album, 3 Doors Down, also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The
band's fifth studio album, Time of My Life, was released on July 19, 2011.
The band often performs more than 300 concerts a year and has shared the stage with artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Megadeth,
Staind, Nickelback, Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Shinedown, Hinder, Mentors, ZZ Top, and Daughtry. Since the
start of their career, 3 Doors Down have sold over 20 million albums worldwide.