I am subscribed to Google Play Music and I love it. I think there is a free version with ads but it costs $9.99 for full access with no ads. There is also a family plan for 6 family members at $14.99. I chose the family option. I listen to and download so many songs. New releases and oldies alike. I listened to Adele’s latest album there for the first time. It’s a lovely deal as far as I’m concerned.
Anyways, I was browsing through New Releases and I stumbled on Tobymac’s 2015 album, “This is not a test”. It is a mix of Christian pop, reggae, hip-hop and rap. It got me from the first song. I absolutely love it. My kids too. My favourite songs however are Backseat driver and Undeniable. I apologize in advance that I couldn’t get clearer videos than this. You can purchase the album on Amazon HERE *.
8 facts about Tobymac
- His real name is Kevin Michael McKeehan.
- He was born October 22, 1964 (age 51) in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. His music is so lovely and upbeat and I was really surprised to learn that he we in his fifties.
- He is the author/co-author of five books.
- He is a Christian hip-hop artist.
- “This Is Not a Test” is his seventh studio album.
- He has multiple awards including 3 Grammy awards: Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in 2009, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2013 and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (For “This is not a Test”) in February 2016.
- Married his wife, Amanda (who is Jamaican) in 1994 and they regularly visit the island. I think this exposure has somewhat affected some of his songs. It’s also quite nice to see that he is still married in these days when divorce is quite common.
- They live in Franklin, Tennessee with their five children.
What songs are you loving right now?
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