3 Doors Down is a rock band from America, formed in Mississippi in 1996. The band is a three-member band which includes Brad Arnold who performs vocals and drums, Todd Harrell sings bass, and Matt Roberts plays the guitar. The band’s name comes from an early tour to Foley in Alabama, during which the band members were walking across the town when they saw a building upon which some letters on its sign were falling off. They picked up the sign and it reads ‘’Doors Down’’ and since the band consist of 3 members, they added the ‘’3’’ to it, and the band became known as ‘’3 Doors Down”.

Some years after the original formation of the band, Todd Harrell asked a guitarist named Chris Henderson to join the band. They proceeded to record a demo CD of the band’s original songs, giving a copy to a radio station WCPR-FM. The radio station began playing the EP version of the band’s song “Kryptonite”, which became the most requested song on the station for more than 5 months. The program director of the station connected them to Bill McGathy, the owner of De Goot Entertainment, who took them on a trip to perform a showcase at CBGB’s in New York. Their onstage performance was electrifying, and they were signed to a record deal.

3 Doors Down’s first studio album, ‘’The Better Life’’, was released in February 2000. The album was the 11th best-selling album of the year, selling more than 3 million copies. The album has since been certified 6x platinum, thanks in large part to the international hit singles, “Kryptonite”, “Loser”. And “Duck and Run”. In November 2002, the band released their second album ‘’Away from The Sun’’. The album was very well received, and it sold over 4 million copies. In 2003, the band also released their first live EP, entitled ‘’Another 7oo Miles’’. 2003 was also the year that the band began hosting the annual ‘’3 Doors and Friends’’ benefit concert through the band’s own charity, The Better Life Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to provide as many children as possible with a better life.

By 2005, the band had sold 12 million albums. In May 2008, 3 Doors Down released their self-titled 4th album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 154,000 copies in the first week. It was the band’s second consecutive album to reach No. 1, as well as their fourth album to reach the Top Ten. It contains the singles “It’s Not My Time”, “Train”, “Let Me Be Myself” and “Citizen/Soldier”.

Billboard listed 3 Doors Down as the No.30 band of the decade 2000-2010.

In 2018, 3 Doors Down embarked on the Rock n’ Roll Express tour along with Collective Soul and opening act Soul Asylum. The tour includes shows in 36 cities in America.