Christian Band Reaches Wider Audience

KENOSHA, Wis. (October 3, 2013)—Skillet has long been a favorite of Christian rock fans, but the band is now reaching a wider audience.

Skillet released its eighth album "Rise" this June, coming off its best-selling album "Awake," which went platinum after three years.

Singer John Cooper and his wife Korey, who plays guitar and keyboards, live in Kenosha, Wis., where Korey grew up.

She has family nearby and her father started a church in the area in the 1970s.

They home-school their two children and take them along on tour.

Their songs are not overtly religious, John Cooper, who writes most of the lyrics, says.

"We write them through our world view, through my faith in Jesus, but I write it in a way that can be interpreted into lots of different things,” he said.

"I think Skillet's music brings people together. I don't think it alienates people of certain beliefs,” he said.

Skillet is now performing in South America and will join Nickelback in Europe Oct. 26.

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