Toby McKeehan, better known as tobyMac, has spent most of his life as a successful Christian recording artist. The Virginia native first formed the vocal trio DC Talk in 1987, creating five major studio efforts and an EP, all of which merged gospel and rap with tinges of alt-rock. One sign of their reach: four of the six releases earned Grammy Awards in the Best Rock Gospel Album category.
In 2000, after several rounds of European and North American concerts, DC Talk called it quits, leaving tobyMac to focus on his solo career. In 2001, the performer unleashed “Momentum,” followed by nine other records. Now one of the most well-known performers in the Christian rap genre, tobyMac received his own Grammy nod for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album with his fifth studio set, “Eye on It,” which surfaced in August 2012.
TobyMac, who continues headlining the occasional tour, has hit the road in years past with other popular ticket-selling Christian outfits like Audio Adrenaline, Skillet and Jamie Grace.