Skillet's 'Rise' Picked Up by CBS Sports for College Hockey Promos

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    (From left) Lead vocalist John Cooper, keyboardist/vocalist Karey Cooper, guitarist Ben Kasica, drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
November 8, 2013|11:48 am

Christian rock band Skillet is winning over sold out crowds and rocking the house in Nickelback's European tour, and now they were picked up for CBS Sports' College Hockey Promos. For the next six months their single, "Rise," will be in custom spots for College Hockey Promos on CBS and the CBS Sports Network.

Watch the promo here.

Additionally, their two current singles, "Not Gonna Die" and "Fire and Fury" are heating up Mainstream and Christian radio charts. With the first closing in on becoming a Top 20 hit, it's also shot to No. 4 on Christian Rock Radio in just four weeks. The latter became the most added song and highest debut on the Christian Hot AC chart at No. 24 this week.

After the tour with Nickelback, the band will head to Russia and the Ukraine again before the holidays for several already sold out headline shows. They previously played Russia's Black Sea and played to over 35,000 fans at the Kubana Festival with System of a Down.

In early 2014, the band will co-headline The Roadshow 2014 tour with Third Day, beginning January 9 in Sacramento, CA.

Skillet, recently took home a Dove Award for their No. 1 hit song "Sick of It," off of the RISE album, in the category for Rock Song of the Year on Sunday.

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"Sick of It" hit the Top 10 at Mainstream Active Rock radio, and is also the second No. 1 Christian radio hit from RISE.

RISE was recently the No. 1 selling Christian album seven weeks after being released.

 Skillet finished the Carnival of Madness tour with Shinedown, Papa Roach, and In This Moment. The tour began in August and kicked off to sold out shows in South America.

"I'm very passionate about bringing it every night," singer John Cooper said in a statement released by the band. "People paid to get there, and that's how you make fans. I do think that philosophy is part of that million records that we sold."

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