tobyMac Biography and Discography

tobyMac
Forefront Records
"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 tobyMac
  • Share Your Favorite tobyMac songs - and see what songs others have shared

tobyMac Pictures:

tobyMac News

  • tobyMac on Tour - Concert dates for tobyMac
  • 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards - tobyMac is up for Best Live Show
  • tobyMac gets a Grammy Nod in 2014
  • 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 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. The three went on to form the groundbreaking group, dcTalk
  • 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
  • He won his 7th Grammy Award in 2015

tobyMac Books

  • City on our Knees
  • Welcome to Diverse City
  • Living Under God 
  • Under God 

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

  • Artist of the Year
  • Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Short Form Music Video of the Year

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

  • 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 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.