TobyMac (aka Kevin Michael "Toby" McKeehan) was born October 22, 1964 in Fairfax, Virginia.
"Life is serious, but I do think that God wants us to enjoy the things He's given us, like music."
TobyMac has always been a man driven and committed in every area of his life, whether it's as a husband, father, performer, song-writer and producer, businessman or President of Gotee Records. And while he's "arrived" by anyone's standards, the Grammy nominations, gold records and number one singles haven't slowed him down one bit. He's as committed today as a "success" as he was as a new face in Christian music.
Growing up in the VA suburbs adjacent to DC, he remembers falling in love with the beats, rhymes and production of early rap. “I remember hearing a Kurtis Blow/Trouble Funk song on the radio and going to a local record store, and they didn’t have it. Since I couldn’t drive yet, I took the Metrorail into downtown DC and found a store that had that song; I bought the Sugarhill Gang’s Rappers Delight that day as well. From there, it just caught fire. I fell in love with hip-hop music."
- Eye On It (August 28, 2012)
- Dubbed & Freq'd: A Remix Project (March 27, 2012)
- Christmas in Diverse City (2011)
- Tonight (2010)
- Alive & Transported (2008) - Purchase/Download
- Portable Sounds (2007) -
- Renovating Diverse City (2005)
- Welcome to Diverse City (2004)
- Re:Mix Momentum (2003)
- Momentum (2001)
- tobyMac on Tour - Concert dates for tobyMac
- Four wins for tobyMac at the 2013 Dove Awards
- tobyMac wins two Billboard Music Awards (2013)
- tobyMac Gets a GRAMMY Nomination for 2013
- A Christmas Album Dove Nod for tobyMac in 2012
- 2011 BMI Christian Music Awards - tobyMac Named Songwriter of the Year
- tobyMac up for Six Dove Awards in 2011
- tobyMac Gets the Nod in the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards
- tobyMac Wins Song of the Year at the BMI 2010 Christian Music Awards
- Camp Electric 2009
- tobyMac Wins at the 2009 GRAMMYs
- tobyMac Wins at the 2008 Doves
- tobyMac Gets a GRAMMY nod (2008)
- tobyMac Goes Gold ... Twice in One Night!
- tobyMac Wins at the 2006 Doves
- The Artists Featured on Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia - tobyMac is one of 11 artists contributing to the project
- tobyMac Wins at the 36th Annual GMA Dove Awards
- Atmosphere - tobyMac - Song of the Week
- Making Noise: tobyMac, Audio A, Kutless & Hawk Nelson
- What's Up With tobyMac?
- tobyMac to Release Welcome to Diverse City this Fall
tobyMac Fun & Facts:
- tobyMac attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and that is where he met Kevin Max and Michael Tait
- His wife, Amanda, is from Jamaica and they were married in 1994.
- Some of his faves are: the color green, golf and popcorn
- tobyMac has 5 kids - Truett (aka TruDog), twins Moses and Marlee, Leo and Judah. The twins were adopted in 2002.
- tobyMac owns Gotee Records and he is the creator/founder of the E.R.A.C.E. Foundation, a non-profit that promotes racial reconciliation.
- tobyMac was ranked #1 in CCM Magazine's 25 Most Important Artists Shaping Christian Music Today list in 2003
- tobyMac Lyrics Quiz
- dcTalk Profile
- City on our Knees (Compare Prices)
- Welcome to Diverse City
- Living Under God (Compare Prices)
- Under God (Compare Prices)
tobyMac Dove Awards:
- Artist of the Year
- Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
- Recorded Music Packaging
- Short Form Video
- Recorded Music Packaging
- Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
- Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
- Long Form Music Video of the Year
- Rock Recorded Song of the Year
- Special Event Album of the Year for Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
- Short Form Music Video of the Year for Irene
- Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
- Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year
As a member of dcTalk, Toby won:
- 2001 - Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year for Dive
- 2000 - Long Form Music Video of the Year for The Supernatural
- 1999 - Special Event Album of the Year for Exodus
- 1998 - Short Form Music Video of the Year for Colored People
- 1997 - Short Form Music Video of the Year for Jesus Freak, Rock Recorded Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year
- 1996 - Rock Recorded Song of the Year, Artist of the Year
- 1995 - Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
- 1994 - Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year, Rock Recorded Song of the Year
- 1993 - Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
- 1992 - Long Form Music Video of the Year for Rap, Rock & Soul, Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year
- 1991 - Rap Hip Hop Album of the Year
dcTalk also won four Grammy's - all for Best Rock Gospel Album - in 1993, 1996, 1997 & 2001.