John Cooper, lead-singer/bassist for the 12x-platinum and GRAMMY-nominated rock band SKILLET, will join FOX & Friends this Sunday, April 24, for a special broadcast live from the Talladega Super Speedway during NASCAR’s GEICO 500 Race. Now a best-selling author and podcaster as well, Cooper will also lead the Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) Chapel Service for drivers that afternoon before the race begins.
“This is my first-ever NASCAR race, and I’m so pumped!,” he says. “It will be so awesome to see Pete [Hegseth], Will [Cain] and Rachel [Campos-Duffy] in person finally as well, and not on zoom! Can’t wait!”
Skillet recently wrapped a headline run for Winter Jam 2022 across the U.S., and after postponing twice due to COVID, will finally return to Europe for a summer trek of eight countries, including Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. Unfortunately, previously scheduled dates in both the Ukraine and Russia had to be cancelled. The band recently posted a video on their socials showing their support for Ukraine with footage from previous tour dates in the country. Skillet has amassed a rabid international fanbase throughout their career, selling out arenas in 26 countries and four continents. For all Skillet tour info, visit Skillet.com.
Skillet’s latest, DOMINION, is out now, and boasts the active rock single “Surviving the Game” as well as the current Christian radio track, “Refuge.” DOMINION released on the heels of celebrating the RIAA triple-platinum status of their landmark album Awake, while three of its hit tracks received new certs as well: “Awake & Alive,” 2x-platinum; “Hero,” 3x-platinum, and “Monster,” already one of the most-streamed rock songs in history with over 4 billion global audio streams, hit 4x-platinum status.
Cooper’s debut, best-selling book, Awake & Alive to Truth, has had over 10 printings and won the Book Impact Award at the 2021 K-LOVE FAN AWARDS. Available at www.johnlcooper.com/awake, the Kindle and physical editions are also available on Amazon. His podcast, Cooperstuff, continues to grow rapidly as well with an average weekly audience of more than 100,000 weekly listeners and over 2.5 million downloads.