Platinum Selling Artist to Perform LIVE on FOX & Friends Outdoor Stage on Aug. 19
ESPN, HLN, Billboard and FOX News Cover Album’s Timely Themes
The sixth studio album from six-time GRAMMY ® winner TobyMac is now available, and receiving stellar reviews from both critics and fans alike. With an accumulation of over 11 million units in career sales, the 11 track project is the follow up to his No. 1 Billboard debut and GRAMMY® Award winning project, Eye On It. The title of the album comes as a reminder to “make every moment count, and make every second count,” explains TobyMac – an album that he feels reflects important themes like loving each other well and the richness of diversity.
ESPN Online exclusively premiered the music video for “Feel It (Feat. Mr. Talkbox)” from the Billboard Music Award Winner last week, while also sharing with readers more about his new album and love of sports. “Feel It” is TobyMac’s current track impacting radio as well, already top 10 on Hot AC and top 20 at both AC Monitored and Indicator formats.
Next week, FOX & Friends will host TobyMac and the Diverse City Band on Aug. 19 for a live performance on their outdoor stage, following this week’s national radio promo tour hitting stations in Tampa, Orlando, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta and more.
Headline News’ “Weekend Express,” Billboard, FOX 411, ABC Radio, FOX International, FOX’s “A Moment With” Podcast and Patheos, among others, recently spoke with TobyMac about his latest record and the timely themes found on the project. In support of THIS IS NOT A TEST, the American Music Award winner completed a nationwide Satellite Meedia tour on the morning of his release, speaking with over a dozen morning TV shows, including Houston, Raleigh, Charleston, Las Vegas, Detroit, Miami, Nashville and more.
Critics are sharing praise for THIS IS NOT A TEST, claiming it as is his best work to date:
“THIS IS NOT A TEST is a testament to the importance McKeehan places on collaboration and diversity… a masterful mix with barely a false note.” – Rhapsody
“ TobyMac is stronger than ever… Look for it at the top of the Billboard 200 all-genre charts within the next week. THIS IS NOT A TEST garners 4.5 out of 5 stars.” – Digital Journal
“A culturally relevant album abounding with artfulness, abundant hooks and faith affirmations. 5 out of 5 Stars” – CCM Magazine
“… this album is loaded with energy and musical diversity… This Is Not A Test is another solid entry for this talented solo artist” – JesusFreakHideout.com
“….his albums are a consistent pleasure. This Is Not a Test is no exception… it’s hard to imagine this album failing to get you up out of your seat, bopping and waving your hands and singing along with the choruses.” – CD Hotlist
“It contains a healthy mixture of soul, funk, hip-hop, rap and even some sugary pop tunes. Toby serves us some songs worthy of repeat and proves once again that he’s got what it takes to top the charts.” – New Release Today
Produced by Christopher Stevens, David Garcia, TobyMac, Capital Kings and Solomon Olds, THIS IS NOT A TEST finds TobyMac collaborating with a diverse group of artists, including for the first time in a decade, his dcTalk bandmates Kevin Max and Michael Tait, and newer artist like Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn. The song “Undeniable” adds the vocal stylings of young students from New Hope Academy. A long-time supporter of the non-profit school based in Franklin, Tenn., New Hope Academy brings together socio-economic status and races, and provides scholarships to low-income families for high-quality education.
Next up for the multi-GRAMMY ® winner will be a headlining tour, bringing his dynamic live performances, including the popular Diverse City Band, to 36 markets this fall with Colton Dixon, Britt Nicole and introducing Hollyn. A list of tour dates are available at TobyMac’s website.
With more than 11 million units in career sales and a whopping six GRAMMY ® Awards, TobyMac’s career continues on the fast track. His 2012 studio album, EYE ON IT, garnered him the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and the highest chart debut of his solo career landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The project made TobyMac only the third artist ever to debut atop the Billboard 200 with a Christian music album. Recently receiving RIAA Gold Certification, EYE ON IT follows the success of his previous four solo projects, which have also received RIAA Gold Certifications and thus represents a first for an artist in the history of his label, Capitol Christian Music Group, with each one of his five studio solo projects achieving Gold certification. His live DVD, Alive & Transported, is RIAA Certified platinum and received a GRAMMY® award. His sixth solo studio project, THIS IS NOT A TEST is now available.
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