Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Giveaway: TobyMac - This is Not a Test
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. 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."
I really liked dc Talk. And I also like the careers that the three have taken since they were in the group. In fact, one song on this album includes dc Talk! It's a heartfelt album to listen to, with lyrics that really reach into the soul for the feelings that come from being redeemed. This album features not only dc Talk but a variety of other groups, so many of the songs have a little different flavor to them, but still make a cohesive album.
I have a chance to give away one copy. To enter, leave a comment about what you love about TobyMac's music. Deadline is August 17th.
Learn more: tobymac.com, Facebook, @OfficialTobyMac, Instagram, Youtube, iTunes.