I have been a LONG time fan of TobyMac. When I first got saved and started looking for music in my genre, I was introduced to him. That was back when his first album Momentum was hot. I cannot tell you how many times I played Irene 🙂
Anyway — when I heard that he had a new album coming out — This is Not a Test — I knew I wanted it. In fact, the day I was going to tell my hubby I was getting it for review, he came in telling me had downloaded one of Toby’s new songs.
Great minds think alike!
About Toby Mac
Toby McKeehan(known professionally as TobyMac) is a husband, father, performer, songwriter, producer, and businessman. Growing up in the northern Virginia suburbs adjacent to Washington D.C. helped instill his love for rap music. While attending Liberty University during the mid 80s, Toby met Michael Tait and Kevin Max Smith and these three friends formed the Grammy winning, platinum selling group dc Talk.
Toby began his solo career in 1999 with his first solo album, Momentum, releasing in 2001. Momentum has been followed by four additional studio albums, Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight(2010), and Eye On It (2012), along with his first live album, Alive and Transported (2008). This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released.
Starting with dc Talk, and then going solo when the group disbanded, Toby still clings to such rootsy notions as hard work, persistence, patience, and – perhaps most relevant of all – the power of music, which he insists is still what keeps him going. “It’s the truth,” he says. “I still believe that a song can penetrate a heart. I believe God can use a song to open someone’s mind and heart.”
Our love for Toby goes deep
A couple of years ago, my daughter attended Camp Electric — which Toby plays a big part in. She got to meet him and bought a pair of his drumsticks and he even signed them for her.
I love how much time he spends talking to his fans and really enjoys being in their lives.
And for an artist to truly love Jesus and it shows through their daily lives and their music — that speaks volumes to me.
The new album is awesome. You will definitely want to grab it on iTunes today.
Check out the video for Feel It and let me know what you think.
Enter to Win my Giveaway!
One lucky winner here is going to get a deluxe prize pack that will include — The prize pack will feature the This Is Not a Test Deluxe Edition CD, Vinyl, Tank, and a TobyMac hat. 🙂
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite TobyMac song of all time is and then on August 17th I will draw one winner. Good luck!!