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Recent BMI “Songwriter of the Year” winner TobyMac lead “Team TobyMac” in the Country Music Half Marathon last week in Nashville, TN,  part of the larger Powered by Hope half marathon team. Team TobyMac brought in more than $100,000 to help support the education provided at New Hope Academy in Franklin, TN. Powered by Hope team members were on a mission to turn racial division, class segregation and spiritual poverty into community, possibility and vision.

One may have also considered The View’s Sherri Shepherd a member of  “Team TobyMac” when she opened this year’s 42nd Annual Dove Awards quoting lyrics from the artist’s popular hit “Made to Love” from his award-winning album Portable Sounds. Later that evening, the multifaceted artist took home his 16th Dove Award as a solo artist when he won “Best Rock Contemporary Album of the Year” for his latest GRAMMY ® nominated record TONIGHT.

In addition to his recent Dove honor, TobyMac recently garnered three Billboard Music Award nominations including “Top Christian Artist,”and  “Top Christian Album” while his hit single “Get Back Up” is up for “Top Christian Song.” The annual event will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 22.

To catch all the latest news 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 celebrated 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 and recently took home the Dove Award for “Best Rock Contemporary Album of the Year.”

Along with sold out tour dates, back-to-back radio hits and being named the GMA Dove Award’s 2008 “Artist of the Year,” in addition to being nominated for “Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist” at the 2010 American Music Awards and is up for three Billboard Music Awards including “Top Christian Artist,” 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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