tobyMac

Biography

Toby McKeehan (or tobyMac, as he is professionally known) grew up in the northern Virginia suburbs in the shadow of Washington, D.C., where he fell in love with rap music. While attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, during the mid-'80s, he met Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith (aka Kevin Max), and the three friends formed the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling Christian pop group dc Talk, which mixed elements of CCM, grunge, and rap. When dc Talk ended in 1999, McKeehan began a solo career that was stylistically diverse and immensely successful as well.
The first tobyMac solo album, Momentum, was released in 2001. A mixture of urban rock and rap, it garnered five Dove Awards and a Grammy nomination, and spawned the remix album Re: Mix Momentum, which saw the light in 2003. Using pretty much the same blueprint, and even adding in a little dancehall reggae, McKeehan released Welcome to Diverse City in 2004. It worked again; the album landed tobyMac a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year. Another album-length remix set, Renovating->Diverse City, came in 2005. Released in 2007, Portable Sounds provided fans with another vibrant, genre-melding set of new material and entered the Billboard 200 at number 10. Four of its singles, including the Kirk Franklin and Mandisa collaboration "Lose My Soul," reached Billboard's Top Christian Songs chart. It was followed in 2008 by the two-disc live set Alive and Transported.
McKeehan's roll continued the next decade. Tonight, released in 2010, debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 and won a Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. In 2012, after Christmas in DiverseCity and Dubbed and Freq'd: A Remix Project, he released his fifth proper studio album, Eye on It. Ever willing to explore different sounds, it incorporated EDM-style dubstep. The set debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and won the 2013 Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Reviving his album remix format, he issued the companion album Eye'm All Mixed Up: Remixes in 2014. McKeehan debuted new material while on his 2014 Worship, Stories, and Song Tour, and the single "Beyond Me" was released at the beginning of 2015. His sixth album, This Is Not a Test, followed later that August. ~ Steve Leggett & Andy Kellman, Rovi

Birth Date: October 22, 1964

Origin: Fairfax, VA

Genre: Christian & Gospel 

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

    Albums

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    Concerts

    9

    Landers Center

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Southaven, MS

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    10

    Lafayette Cajundome

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Lafayette, LA

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    11

    Ford Park

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 11, 2017

    Beaumont, TX

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    12

    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Cedar Park, TX

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    14

    Pensacola Bay Center

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Pensacola, FL

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    16

    Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Jacksonville, FL

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Capital Kings and Mac Powell


    17

    Germain Arena

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, February 17, 2017

    Estero, FL

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    18

    BB&T Center

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Sunrise, FL

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    23

    Verizon Arena

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2017

    North Little Rock, AR

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    26

    Mississippi Coliseum

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Jackson, MS

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    3

    Bridgestone Arena

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 3, 2017

    Nashville, TN

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    4

    Freedom Hall

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Louisville, KY

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    5

    The Palace of Auburn Hills

    Sunday, March 5, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, March 5, 2017

    Auburn Hills, MI

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    10

    Wright State University Nutter Center

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 10, 2017

    Dayton, OH

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    11

    Blue Cross Arena

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Rochester, NY

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    16

    Times Union Center

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Albany, NY

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    18

    The Theater at Madison Square Garden

    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, March 18, 2017

    New York, NY

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    19

    The Theater at Madison Square Garden

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, March 19, 2017

    New York, NY

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    31

    Petersen Events Center

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Friday, March 31, 2017

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    4

    Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Greenville, SC

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    6

    Huntington Center

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Toledo, OH

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    8

    Charleston Civic Center

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Charleston, WV

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


    9

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse

    Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 23, 2016

    Ends: Sunday, April 9, 2017

    Indianapolis, IN

    Artists: tobyMac, Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell and Capital Kings


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