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

    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    17

    Constant Convocation Center

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, March 17, 2017

    Norfolk, VA

    Artists: tobyMac


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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


    30

    Sears Centre Arena

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Hoffman Estates, IL

    Artists: tobyMac


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    2

    XL CENTER

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Hartford, CT

    Artists: tobyMac


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    7

    Wolstein Center at CSU

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Start: Friday, September 11, 2009

    Ends: Friday, April 7, 2017

    Cleveland, OH

    Artists: tobyMac


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    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, Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson


    9

    Citizens Business Bank Arena

    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 9, 2017

    Ontario, CA

    Artists: tobyMac, David Crowder Band, Mac Powell and Zach Williams


    10

    Honda Center

    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Anaheim, CA

    Artists: tobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY, David Crowder Band, Mac Powell and Zach Williams


    11

    Concord Pavilion

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Sunday, June 11, 2017

    Concord, CA

    Artists: tobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY, David Crowder Band, Mac Powell and Zach Williams


    16

    Pinewood Bowl Theater

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 3, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 16, 2017

    Lincoln, NE

    Artists: tobyMac


    23

    Kings Dominion - Kingswood Amphitheatre

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Ends: Friday, June 23, 2017

    Doswell, VA

    Artists: tobyMac


    24

    Kings Island

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Start: Friday, February 10, 2017

    Ends: Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Kings Island, OH

    Artists: tobyMac, Rend Collective Experiment, Tedashii and Ryan Stevenson


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