Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity tobyMac Biography and Discography Share Flipboard Email Print Forefront Records Christianity Christian Entertainment Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Kim Jones Christian Music Expert Kim Jones is an ordained pastor and a co-founder of Road to Revelation, a Christian rock band. our editorial process Kim Jones Updated June 25, 2019 "Life is serious, but I do think that God wants us to enjoy the things He's given us, like music." - TobyMac, From Mfyi TobyMac, aka Kevin Michael "Toby" McKeehan, was born October 22, 1964, in Fairfax, Virginia. He has always been a man driven and committed in every area of his life, whether it's as a husband, father, performer, songwriter, 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." tobyMac Discography: ***THIS IS NOT A TEST***, (2015)Eye'M All Mixed Up (2014)Eye On It (2012)Dubbed & Freq'd: A Remix Project (2012)Christmas in Diverse City (2011)Tonight (2010)Alive & Transported (2008) Portable Sounds (2007) (2005)Welcome to Diverse City (2004) Re:Mix Momentum (2003) Momentum (2001) Top Songs by tobyMacShare Your Favorite tobyMac songs - and see what songs others have shared tobyMac Pictures: At the 36th Annual Dove Awards - 1 At the 36th Annual Dove Awards - 2 tobyMac News tobyMac on Tour - Concert dates for tobyMac2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards - tobyMac is up for Best Live ShowtobyMac gets a Grammy Nod in 2014Four wins for tobyMac at the 2013 Dove AwardstobyMac wins two Billboard Music Awards (2013)tobyMac Gets a GRAMMY Nomination for 2013A Christmas Album Dove Nod for tobyMac in 20122011 BMI Christian Music Awards - tobyMac Named Songwriter of the YeartobyMac up for Six Dove Awards in 2011tobyMac Wins Song of the Year at the BMI 2010 Christian Music AwardsCamp Electric 2009tobyMac Wins at the 2009 GRAMMYstobyMac Wins at the 2008 DovestobyMac Gets a GRAMMY nod (2008)tobyMac Goes Gold ... Twice in One Night!tobyMac Wins at the 2006 DovesThe Artists Featured on Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia - tobyMac is one of 11 artists contributing to the projecttobyMac Wins at the 36th Annual GMA Dove AwardsAtmosphere - tobyMac - Song of the WeekMaking Noise: tobyMac, Audio A, Kutless & Hawk NelsonWhat'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. The three went on to form the groundbreaking group, dcTalkHis wife, Amanda, is from Jamaica and they were married in 1994Some of his faves are: the color green, golf and popcorntobyMac 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 reconciliationtobyMac was ranked #1 in CCM Magazine's 25 Most Important Artists Shaping Christian Music Today list in 2003He won his 7th Grammy Award in 2015 tobyMac Books City on our KneesWelcome to Diverse CityLiving Under God Under God tobyMac Dove Awards 2013 Artist of the YearPop/Contemporary Album of the YearRecorded Music PackagingShort 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 Artist of the YearRock/Contemporary Album of the YearShort Form Music Video of the Year 2006 Rock Recorded Song of the YearSpecial Event Album of the Year for Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe 2005 Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year 2003 Short Form Music Video of the Year for Irene 2002 Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the YearRap/Hip Hop Album of the Year As a member of dcTalk, Toby won 2001 - Modern Rock Recorded Song of the Year for Dive2000 - Long Form Music Video of the Year for The Supernatural1999 - Special Event Album of the Year for Exodus1998 - Short Form Music Video of the Year for Colored People1997 - Short Form Music Video of the Year for Jesus Freak, Rock Recorded Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year1996 - Rock Recorded Song of the Year, Artist of the Year1995 - Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year1994 - Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year, Rock Recorded Song of the Year1993 - Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year1992 - Long Form Music Video of the Year for Rap, Rock & Soul, Rap Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year1991 - Rap Hip Hop Album of the Year dcTalk also won four Grammy's - all for Best Rock Gospel Album - in 1993, 1996, 1997 & 2001.