TobyMac photographed with fellow ProAm celebrities Michael Bolton and Kenny G.
Photo Credit: Lee Steffen
The celebrity field for the 2011 AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm was joined by GRAMMY®-Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac this week.
Leading PGA TOUR pros will be teamed with celebrity amateurs including TobyMac, as well as ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman, actor Kevin Costner, NCIS: Los Angeles star Chris O’Donnell and Josh Duhamel. Other celebrities include former San Francisco 49er Harris Barton, soccer star Brandi Chastain, and actors Don Cheadle and Ray Romano. The attached photo features TobyMac alongside Kenny G and Michael Bolton.
Played on Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club’s Shore Course February 7th– 13th, this is TobyMac’s first visit to the ProAm, and should he continue through the rounds on Sunday, may miss the GRAMMY® Awards and where he nominated for his latest album TONIGHT, which received a nod for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album,” and marks TobyMac’s seventh consecutive GRAMMY® nomination as a solo artist.
Net proceeds from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am go to support a wide variety of charitable organizations. Since the tournament moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1947, Monterey Peninsula Foundation has made charitable donations totaling over $85,000,000.
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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 celebrated his second American Music Award nomination, in addition to his seventh consecutive GRAMMY® nomination for his latest album TONIGHT that received a nod for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.” The GRAMMY ® nominated single from the hit record “City On Our Knees” track topped the sales and radio charts faster than any of his previous singles, spending 8 weeks at #1 on the Christian Audience Chart. TONIGHT also garnered him the highest sales debut of his solo career with over 78,000 units and a No. 6 Billboard Top 200 debut. The album was also named as iTunes® Best Christian Album of 2010.
Along with sold out tour dates, back-to-back radio hits and being named the GMA Dove Award’s 2008 Artist of the Year and recently nominated for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist at the 2010 American Music Awards, 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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