Michael Tait

Inside Biography

Michael Tait is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is a prolific musician who has performed with the Grammy Award-winning Christian rap-rock act, dc Talk, and fronted two acclaimed bands in Newsboys and the self-titled band, Tait.

How Old is Michael Tait? What is His Height? 

Michael Tait was born Michael Dwayne Tait on May 18, 1966, one of seven children, to Maxine and Nathel Tait. The 54-year-old was born on May 18, 1966, in Washington D.C., USA, and stands at a square 6 feet (1.83 meters). One of his sisters is Lynda Randle, a  Southern gospel alto singer.

Michael Tait and his sister, the Gospel singer Lynda Randle SOURCE: YouTube

Tait attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, with his high-school friend Toby "TobyMac" McKeehan where they met Kevin Max Smith and formed dc Talk in 1987.

Career: dc Talk, Newsboys, Tait & Solo Career  

 Michael Tait and his high-school friend Toby McKeehan met a like-minded musician of the Christian denomination in Kevin Max Smith while attending Liberty University. The trio came to be known collectively as the Christian rap-rock band, dc Talk. The group has released five studio albums, namely 1989's DC Talk, 1990's Nu Thang, 1992's Free at Last, 1995's Jesus Freak, and 1998's Supernatural -- all but the latter winning the band Grammy Awards.      

dc Talk (left to right): Kevin Max Smith, Toby McKeehan, and Michael Tait SOURCE: The Christian Post

After their Grammy Award-winning 2001 EP, Solo, the band announced that they were going into an indefinite hiatus. 

Following the announcement, Tait focused on other projects, namely his self-titled band, Tait. He had designs for the band dating back to 1997 but after dc Talk went into hiatus, Tait worked rigorously with Tait and released two studio albums. 2001's Empty and 2003's Lose this Life.

In 2009, Tait became the frontman for the newly-reformed Christian rock band, Newsboys. Tait has since provided lead vocals for Newsboys on their records Born Again (2010), God's Not Dead (2011), Restart (2013), Hallelujah for the Cross (2014), Love Riot (2016), and United (2019).   

Who is Michael Tait Dating?

Despite being a recognized and accomplished musician, Michael Tait leads a low-key personal life. He spoke candidly about his love-life -- or lack thereof -- in an interview with WayFM, where he said:

“Being single is not a choice for me… This is deep. I actually haven’t said this much on film, guys, so appreciate this. My one regret in life when I look back – I probably would have gotten married earlier. Gotten married period. And had some kids… I think I would have made a pretty good dad. I choose to live my life day-to-day. Stay in the Word. Married to the Word, married to Christ. If [a relationship] comes along, I’m not gonna fight it.”        

What is Michael Tait's Net Worth?

As of July 2020, Michael Tait holds a net worth of $5 million. His wealth comes from his music career. Between three successful bands including the four-time Grammy Award-winning dc Talk and his prolific solo career, Michael Tait has had over three decades ruling the roost of contemporary gospel/Christian music.    

by shrijan, 14 Jul, 2020

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