Actually had done a post before about my passion for the Christian rockers. I had raved about the sounds of KUTLESS, and yes, Amy Grant’s Heart in Motion album. [Baby, Baby kicks it old school.]
My new favorite band is SKILLET. These guys are truly holy rock & rollers. It’s hard to pin down SKILLET'S sound except to say that it’s a mix of industrial, hard rock, rap, gospel with a splash of symphonic music. Hence the name.
So why is a Jew from Lon Giland so into Christian Rock? 2 reasons: the catchy beat and uplifting messages. True, I won’t be belting out the lyrics during a Passover Seder or Rosh Hashanah services, but in the shower anything goes.
The band from Memphis started in 1996 as a two man group – John Cooper (vocals) and Ken Steorts (guitar). Today John still does the lead vocals. However the group has evolved into quartet with new congregants – Korey Cooper, Ben Kasica and Jen Ledger.
SKILLET RECIPE FOR SUCCESS:
Has sold over 1.6 million albums
Received 2 Grammy gospel award nominations: 2005 & 2007
"Comatose" won rock song of the year at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards
Their tune "Monster " was used as the theme song for a WWE pay-per-view event
Song “Hero" has been used in promos for the MLB and the NFL