Without a doubt Welsh rockers Stereophonics are one of Britain's best bands and in Kelly Jones they possess one of the country's finest songwriters. Since winning a Brit Award for Best New Group in 1998, Stereophonics have gone from strength to strength, consistently delivering outstanding music over several decades (including six No. 1 albums in the U.K.) - a band consistently at the very top of their game. It all started with their platinum-certified 1997 debut, Word Gets Around, which took home the aforementioned Brit Award, and put the band on the map with its accomplished songwriting and gritty guitar-heavy rock. Climbing into the Top 10 on the UK Albums Chart, Jones' impassioned performances on standouts like "A Thousand Trees," "More Life in a Tramps Vest," and "Traffic" set the tone for a career that was certainly on an upward trajectory from here.