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Skillet Earns 6 Nominations In 2010 Dove Awards

Skillet is all over the Dove awards this year. The group earned the following 6 nominations:

Group Of The Year
Artist Of The Year
Rock Recorded Song Of The Year – “Hero”
Rock Album Of The Year – Awake
Short Form Video Of The Year – “Hero”
Short Form Video Of The Year – “Monster”

Jars of Clay, Skillet, Matt Maher and Jason Crabb, lead the diverse and gifted artists nominated for gospel/Christian music’s highest honor, with six nominations each. Producer Wayne Haun leads in total nominations with seven, including Producer of the Year.

The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House and televised nationwide on GMC (gospelmusicchannel.com), Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST.

For the full list of this year’s Dove Awards nominations, click here.




Skillet Slams Into 2010 With #4 Mainstream Radio Hit, Shinedown Tour, More WWE And Massive Sales

Skillet has slammed into 2010 following an incredibly successful 2009.

Already over 300k in scans in just 20 weeks (more than double that of the gold-selling Comatose), Awake was a critic and fan fave last year, Amazon.com’s best selling Christian CD of 2009, and now boasts the No. 4 mainstream Active Rock single in the country with “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 mainstream rock song of last year.

“Monster” has proven to be just that for Skillet, with fans purchasing so many digital copies over the holiday, their sales increased almost 300%. In addition to all the success “Monster” is having, their No. 1 Christian rock and CHR track, “Hero,” has been creating a great buzz as well.

“Hero” will be used in the upcoming trailers and promos for the new 20th Century Fox film, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” which stars Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman and is based on the best-selling book by Rick Riordan. “Hero” has also been used all season long by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos.

The WWE will use the song once again as the official theme song for WWE’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View on January 31st. “Hero” was also a featured as part of the soundtrack to the WWE’s Tribute To The Troops TV Special, which aired just before Christmas on NBC. Skillet was promoted alongside other contributing artists including Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, and Nickelback. WWE programming reaches nearly 16 million people per week in the U.S., and WWE.com currently averages 14 million unique visitors worldwide monthly, providing more than 28 million video streams.

In follow up to their fall AWAKE & ALIVE tour, which, due to numerous sell out shows made Pollstar’s Concert Pulse’s Top 50 tours for the fall, Skillet will hit the road with mainstream rockers Shinedown and Puddle of Mudd for the Sound of Madness 2010 tour beginning January 21st in Providence, RI.

In March and April Skillet will co-headline the AWAKE TONIGHT tour with TobyMac for one of the most anticipated tours of the spring for the Christian concert arena. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Check the TOUR page for upcoming dates!




Skillet Support From All Over Plus New Website

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Skillet’s new album Awake has been receiving support from all over the web and TV. Their music video for single “Monster” premiered last week on Noisecreep.com and is currently the #1 selling rock music video on iTunes. It was also added to music video station FuseTV’s rotation. Their music video for other current #1 single “Hero” premiers today on Yahoo!Music. You’ll always be able to watch both here on the Ardent Records site as well.

As for the radio, “Monster” is climbing the mainstream Active Rock chart, currently at #21, while “Hero” holds strong at #2 on Christian CHR, after landing a #1 at Christian Rock.

Along with NBC’s use of “Hero” for their promotional campaign heralding the new season of NBC Sunday Night Football, the network has also begun using the song for  the NFL’s Weekend Kickoff Promos for Thursday night’s game between the 2009 Superbowl Champs The Pittsburgh Steelers and The Tennessee Titans.

Skillet’s video performance of “Monster” will open as the official theme song each week during the upcoming Raycom Sports broadcasts of the ACC College Football season,  starting this weekend in the Wakeforest/Stanford game.  The video will open each game throughout the fall and be broadcast in over 40 major ACC markets including Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Miami, and Washington D.C.. Skillet joins a star-studded list of performers featured in Raycom football and basketball telecasts over the years, including Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Daughtry, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, Chris Brown, Lil’ Mama, T-Pain and Ricky Skaggs.

Lastly, Skillet launched their new website at Skillet.com with all new features and goodies…check it out!