Toby McKeehan, full name Kevin Michael McKeehan was born on October 22, 1964. AKA TobyMac. He is an insanely popular Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, songwriter and author.
He was first known for being a member of the Christian vocal trio DC Talk, staying with them from 1987 til the band ended it’s time together in the year 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career. Between DC Talk and his own solo work, he has now sold more than 10 million albums and won seven Grammy Awards. He has also charted more than 20 solo singles on Billboard’s Christian Songs list.
Toby McKeehan is married to his wife Amanda and have 5 children.
TobyMac as an author
TobyMac has written two books with Michael Tait and Kevin Max. These books are mainly focused on Christian martyrs.
- Jesus Freaks: DC Talk and The Voice of the Martyrs – Stories of Those Who Stood for Jesus, the Ultimate Jesus Freaks,
- Jesus Freaks: Revolutionaries: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World: Fearing GOD, Not Man.
Toby Mac has also written two more books with Michael Tait
- Under God, containing stories of America’s spiritual battles
- Living Under God: Discovering Your Part in God’s Plan.
He has written a fifth book called City on Our Knees. The book is about how Christians past and present have set aside differences, come together in unity, and stepped forward in action and prayer.
You really cannot be in a conversation speaking of TobyMac without realzing the impact of Gotee Records on the Christian Music Industry. Gotee Records features artists such as:
- Relient K
- House of Heroes
- Jamie Grace
- Capital Kings
- Abandon Kansas.
TobyMac has also helped establish Camp Electric that focuses on helping young musicians hone their craft and desire to have elevated pop and rock skills. As a special bonus, their instructors are often their favorite artists such as TobyMac , Mandisa, members of Skillet, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, NF, Chris Tomlin, Andy Mineo, and many others. Various successful artists have particpated over the years of this successful camp.