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Riverbend Festival 2014: Get to know TobyMac

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - TobyMac is one of the first and best-known Christian rappers of all time.

But that’s not all. He’s also a music producer, singer-songwriter and author.

He was first known for being a member of the Christian vocal trio DC Talk, staying with them from 1987 until their announced hiatus in 2000. He has since continued a successful solo career with the release of five studio albums.

But get this: Between DC Talk and his own solo career, he has sold more than 10 million albums! TobyMac is a busy guy.

His fifth studio album, Eye on It, was released in August 2012 and received a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 2013 Grammys. He also has number one hit singles including "Gone", "Made to Love" and "Lose My Soul."

Five singles have gone to number one on Billboard's Christian Songs chart.

If you’re a sports fan, you might recognize his voice. Toby's song "Eye on It" was used in several commercials by the Fox Sports Networks for NBA and MLB telecasts.

Right now, TobyMac resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and five children.

TobyMac will perform on the Coke Stage at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.


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