I like how my husband puts it when it comes to Toby Mac – he says that Toby Mac is the most talented Christian music artist he knows. And lucky for me – I’ve been blasting Toby Mac’s new CD – This Is Not A Test – all week in my car!
WOW…this is a good one!
My 6 year old daughter keeps telling me to play “Backseat Driver” over and over again. Even when just my 2 year old is in the car with me – she points to the radio and says “ON! ON!” LOL I love it!! Its a really tough call to tell you what my favorite song is – but I guess I’ll say it’s Lights Shine Bright – “light shine bright, every where we go, making music for the people, making music for the soul…” And of course it’s got a great beat to fake drum along with. In fact I was in the Walmart parking lot yesterday, dancing and singing with my kiddos as I was parking. I kept the music pretty loud and was jamming out – like a 30-something, SAHM, who thinks she’s cool, would do. A swear a lady that was staring at me, had to try really really hard to not laugh at me. If I was her, I would have just laughed. 🙂
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 with his first solo album, Momentum, releasing in 2001. Momentum has been followed by four additional studio albums, Welcome to Diverse City (2004), Portable Sounds (2007), Tonight(2010), and Eye On It (2012), along with his first live album, Alive and Transported (2008). This Is Not A Test is his 6th studio album to be released. 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.”
Good news for the rest of ya’ll – the ALBUM RELEASE DATE AUGUST 7th – you only have to wait 2 more days!
S O C I A L • C O R N E R – Be Sure To Follow Toby Mac in these places:
YOUTUBE CHANNEL – Includes a 3 part video series for the song Feel It (see link on the Feel It giveaway below) iTunes – Please note – if you pre-order the album here on iTunes, they will receive 4 songs instantly.
Even though I said that overall “Light Shines Bright” is my favorite song on this album, my favorite set of lyrics are from the song “Feel It.”
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