TobyMac Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Nov, 2017
Facts of TobyMac
Date of Birth: 1964 , October-22
Age: 55 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name TobyMac
Birth Name Kevin Michael McKeehan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fairfax,
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Songwriter.Hip hop artist
Married to Amanda Levy
Education Liberty University
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
TV Show Prison Break.
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Synopsis

TobyMac is a hip hop recording artist, songwriter, music producer as well as an author. He also performed as one of the members of the Christian trio from 1987 to 2000. He has several hit solos to his credit, which includes Momentum, Welcome to the Diverse City & Eye on It.

Early life and education

TobyMac was born by his birth name Kevin Michael McKeehan on 22nd October 1964 in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. He belongs to White-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

TobyMac joined the Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia where he met Kevin Max & Michael Tait. The three went on to form the groundbreaking group, DC Talk.

Career

In 2001, after parting ways with  DC Talk, TobyMac released his first solo album, Momentum. The singles from the album were well received by the audience, making it one of the greatest hits of his career.  The next year, he released his Christmas album with only two tracks.

TobyMac’s third album, Welcome to Diverse City was released in 2004. The album stood high at the 54th position on Billboard 200. His next album, Portable Sounds, was released in 2007 & entered the top 10 chart list on the Billboard 100 & No.1 on Sound Scan Contemporary Christian Overall Chart.

In the year 2008, TobyMac released his album, Alive & Transported, which earned him a Grammy Award and a GMA Dove Award. His two albums, Portable Sounds & Tonight, were again chartbusters.  

In 2015, TobyMac released his latest album; This Is Not a Test which was loved & appreciated by the audience all over the world.

TobyMac has also written two books "Jesus Freaks vol. 1 & Jesus Freaks vol. 2" with Michael Tait & Kevin Max. These books were solely focused on Christian martyrs.

TobyMac later authored two more books, "Living Under God" and "Under God" that compiles stories of America's spiritual battles.

Personal life

In 1994 TobyMac married Amanda Levy who is from Jamaica and the daughter of Judy & Robert Levy (of Jamaica Broilers fame). After marrying a Jamaican woman, TobyMac frequently visited the island which made him familiar with the Jamaican music & other aspects of local culture.

The couple has five kids; Truett (aka TruDog) born on 4th September 1998, twins Moses & Marlee adopted in 2002, Leo, born on 2nd November 2004; and Judah, born on 24th March 2006.

Net worth

TobyMac’s debut solo album, Momentum earned him five Dove Awards & a Grammy nomination. His songs have been featured in various movies including Transporter 2, Never Back Down, The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift and also for the TV show, Prison Break.

TobyMac earns a decent amount of money from his various albums. However, her exact net has not disclosed yet.

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