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Multi-Platinum Selling Artist TobyMac Garners
Seventh Solo GRAMMY ® Award Nomination for
“Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album”
Multi-platinum selling and already five-time GRAMMY ® Award winning artist TobyMac, has been honored with his seventh solo GRAMMY ® Award nomination for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.” The 53rd Annual GRAMMY ® Awards are slated for February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on CBS at 8pm EST/PT.

“I Love what I do,” says TobyMac. “I love making records with my friends. Painstaking at times, but always passionate.  A GRAMMY ® nom for Tonight is humbling, exciting and truly an honor.  It really is!”

In addition to the GRAMMY ® nod, this week TobyMac released a brand new holiday single “Christmas This Year,” which also features the talents of Leigh Nash from Sixpence None The Richer. The Christmas song is available now exclusively at iTunes® and is impacting Christian AC and CHR radio this week.

Also available now is TobyMac’s latest project, TobyMac: Moving Pictures, a DVD that features his entire work of music videos including his biggest hits “Irene”, “Extreme Days”, “Gone”, “Boomin’”, “Lose My Soul” and more. Also included is a brand new video for “Tonight” and 2 bonus Director’s Videos that feature unique short films set to his music.

Currently the Forefront recording artist is performing in front of massive audiences on the Winter Wonder Slam presents the Awake Tonight tour with rock band Skillet. The tour is attracting enormous crowds in key markets such as Minneapolis, which sold out at 13k tickets while over 12k fans paid in Houston. Shortly after the holidays, TobyMac will head back on the road in early 2011 for his Winter Wonder Slam Tour accompanied by Dove Award winning artist Brandon Heath and Gotee Records’ House of Heroes.

For more information on TobyMac, please visit www.tobymac.com.

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About TobyMac:
With over 10 million in career sales, TobyMac’s first three solo projects received RIAA Gold status and GRAMMY® nominations, his live CD/DVD took home a GRAMMY® award in 2009, and this year the much-celebrated and acclaimed artist is celebrating his seventh consecutive GRAMMY® nomination for his latest album “Tonight” for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.” The track topped the sales and radio charts faster than any of his previous singles, spending 8 weeks at #1 on the Christian Audience Chart.  The single was the first release from TobyMac’s latest, “TONIGHT,” which also garnered him the highest sales debut of his solo career with over 78,000 units and a No. 6 Billboard Top 200 debut.

Along with sold out tour dates, back-to-back radio hits and being named the GMA Dove Award’s 2008 Artist of the Year, the title-track of TobyMac’s latest album was also chosen as the theme song for MLB’s 30 Clubs in 30 Days Spring Training Series and featured on the Golf Channel.  In addition, his music has been heard in major motion pictures such as “Hancock,” “TRANSPORTER 2,” while also being featured on Fox sports, The NFL network, being selected as the theme song for Fox College Football, WWE’s Fatal 4-Way Pay-Per-View and “Showstopper” was featured in ESPN’s ESPY Award Show and most recently chosen to launch the new season of CBS hit television show CSI: NY. For more information on TobyMac, go to: http://www.tobymac.com.

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