Korey Cooper is a singer and musician born on July 21, 1972, in Kenosha, WI. She has a net worth of $ 12 million. Korey is a keyboardist, guitarist and backing vocalist for the Christian rock band Skillet. Her husband, John Cooper, is the vocalist and bassist of the band, as well as one of the founding members. Together have two children named Alexandria who was born in 2002 and Xavier who was born in 2005.
Before entering Skillet, Korey was a member of the band Alkeme next to Lori Peters, other people of his church, and his sister.
She studied at the Christian Life College in Chicago. She has said on several occasions that he likes to read and to run.
Her husband and she instead of having the traditional wedding rings were tattooed on his fingers.
Korey learned to play the guitar 4 months before starting as a guitarist for Skillet. Skillet was formed in 1996 when Seraph’s former vocalist John Cooper and Urgent Cry’s guitarist Ken Steorts decided to create a project together. Coming from different styles of rock music, the two decided to name the band Skillet. Soon after Trey McClurkin joined the band as a temporary drummer.
They barely had a month together when one of the major Christian record companies, Forefront Records, showed interest in them. That was how at the end of that year came his first album, “Skillet”, which was well received by the public.
During 1997 Skillet arranged its tour of a presentation by the United States with the preparation of the following album, titled “Hey You, I Love Your Soul” and that would suppose the abandonment of the post-grunge style of “Skillet” by a lighter rock. It was at this moment when he joined the band Korey to relieve their roles in live performances.
Stage 2000-02: Invincible, “Ardent Worship” and “Alien Youth”
Shortly before the band started recording their third album Steorts left the band to be with his family and was replaced by Kevin Haaland. Due to this change, the musical style evolved to a more electronic sound.
Shortly after the release of Invincible, in early 2000, Trey McClurkin leaves the band and is replaced by drummer Lori Peters. Invincible would be Skillet’s best-selling record to date. By the way, the band released their first adoration album, a compilation of live recordings, in 2000 under the title “Ardent Worship”.
With little time between tours, Skillet recorded “Alien Youth”, fifth album in general and first in which John Cooper assumes production tasks. Before the release of Alien Youth, Haaland left the band and Ben Kasica took over the guitar. The first single, which gives the title to the album, was a great success in the Christian market.
2003-08 Stage: Collide and Comatose
In 2003 came “Collide”, published by Ardent Records. In October of 2006, already with joint distribution between Ardent and Lava Records, sees the light Comatose. “The album generated the singles” Rebirthing “,” Whispers In The Dark “,” Comatose “,” The Older I Get “, “Those Nights” and “The Last Night”, in addition to the “Live Free or Let Me Die” that would arrive with the re-edition “Comatose: Deluxe Edition”.
In early 2008 it was announced that his drummer, Lori Peters, left the band and would be replaced by Jen Ledger. Peters’ last concert with Skillet took place on December 31, 2007.
Stage 2009-Actuality: “Awake”
Skillet announced that they entered the studio Jan. 12 to finalize the new album with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson. “Awake” contains 12 songs and was released on August 25, 2009. “Hero” was released on radio on May 19, 2009, as the album’s first single, and “Monster” was released on July 14, 2009. It also They released a deluxe version with two extra songs: “Dead Inside” and “Would not It Matter”, along with the original, “Monster” radio edition that does not have the distorted grunt as in the single and CD.