Kevin Michael McKeehan better known as “Toby McKeehan” better known as “Toby Mac” gew up in Washington DC.
Toby met Michael Tait in 1984, while they were still in high school and they very quickly became best friends. Together they went to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. In 1988 they released a tape they made called Christian Rhymes to a Rhythm. They invited a classmate, Keven Max to join them and called the group DC Talk.
They sent a demo to Nashville and were signed by ForeFront records and recorded their self titled Debut album in 1989.
That album was followed by Nu Thang in 1990. Toby Mac was reluctantly taking leadership of the band and was nicknamed the unofficial leader. Thier next album was Free at Last in 1992. Each album was more poular than the last and DC Talk was invited to perform on shows like Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall.
Toby Mac and friend Todd Collins intended to produce the album for a group called Out Of Eden, but they couldn’t find a label to sign them. So instead they formed their own label called Gotee Records. Meanwhile, DC Talk released thier next album Jesus Freak (1995).
In 1998 they released their final album together. It was called Supernatural. In the year 2000 they announced that DC Talk was no longer together. Not that they had broken up, but that the band was on a hiatus. Toby Mac released his first solo album the following year, called Momentum. Then a remix of the album.
His next original album was calle Welcome to Diverse City (2004). That was also followed by a remix called Renovating Diverse City. In 2007 he released Portable Sounds which debuted at no.10 on the Billboard 200 chart and featured the #1 most played song on Christian Hit radio stations that year. That album was followed by a live album/DVD called Alive and Transported.
His next album was called Tonight (2010) and debuted at no. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also released a seasonal album called Christmas in Diverse City (2011), then Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project (2012).
Toby Mac’s latest album is also his most successful yet. Eye On It (2012) debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart! No Christian album had done that in over a decade.
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