TobyMac’s “Tonight” garnered the Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year. It was his 12th Dove outside of DC Talk.
“It’s amazing to work with people that you love. Especially when they tell you the truth, even when it hurts,” Toby McKeehan said. “God just keeps delivering songs to me.”
When asked about the hip-hop Christian movement breaking into mainstream media. TMac said: “We should be out there. Gospel has always been ahead of us, penetrating the wall of mainstream.”
McKeehan stressed that less is more when he writes music.
“I’ve always written real simply,” he said. “I like to be out there and use people for my inspiration — be it laughing or fighting. I just ask God to keep breathing songs into me. God just keeps delivering and I’m going to keep on.”
McKeehan is not only bring God to the masses through his music, but the 40-something is giving a hand to young artists trying to break into the music world.
“I want to invest in young artist. I’m currently working with Jamie Grace– she’s from Atlanta,” he said. “I first heard her on YouTube, she did 14 TobyMac songs in 3 minutes. It was amazing. I did some research on her.… And she is now following me on my hip. She’s singing everywhere I go, and the crowds are really into her. I tell her to first — Seek ye the kingdom first.
“And she has taught me a lot. I’ve been doing this a long time, and she has inspired me. ”