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tobyMac

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tobyMac Born:

TobyMac (aka Kevin Michael "Toby" McKeehan) was born October 22, 1964 in Fairfax, Virginia.

tobyMac Quote:

"Life is serious, but I do think that God wants us to enjoy the things He's given us, like music."

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tobyMac Biography:

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."

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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

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tobyMac Dove Awards:

2013

  • Artist of the Year
  • Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Recorded Music Packaging
  • Short Form Video

2012

  • Recorded Music Packaging

2011

  • Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year

2010

  • Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

2009

  • Long Form Music Video of the Year

2008

2006

  • 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

2005

2003

  • Short Form Music Video of the Year for Irene

2002

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.

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