Recruiting original/current drummer Trent Russell, The Persuaded began their journey, releasing two EP's and a single and having had several member changes over the years since the inception of the band; the current lineup formed when guitarist Cody Phillips offered to fill in on bass and guitar when needed after original bassist Caylee Parks parted ways with the band in early 2015. By the end of the year, Cody joined the band full time on lead guitar. Shortly after, they met a local vocalist named Joseph Vargas in the Nashville TN area, who offered to fill the bass position and also assume the role as co-vocalist in January 2016. in 2018 The Persuaded signed a major international record deal with Nashville Label Group Imprint RockFestRecords. Helmed by Joseph Rojas of Seventh Day Slumber, with distribution through Capitol Christian Music Group, Sony Music's The Orchard and New Day Christian Distributors. In February of 2019 the band released the first single under the label titled "Wolves." The highly anticipated debut full length album is slated to release on March 1st 2019.