Nashville, TN – August 14, 2012 – Five-Time Grammy-Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac will release his fifth solo studio project, EYE ON IT on August 28. To kick-off the release, TobyMac will make his national television debut of the project’s latest single, “Me Without You” on the hit cable morning show, FOX & FRIENDS live on Saturday, August 25. The pre-sale for EYE ON IT is now live at multiple music retailers including iTunes, Family Christian Stores, Lifeway Christian Stores and Amazon. In support of EYE ON IT, TobyMac will be hosting promotional events in conjunction with key radio stations in select markets.
Along with TobyMac’s first three solo projects, his 2009 release, TONIGHT, was recently certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. Written by TobyMac and David Garcia, “Me Without You” is the first track to be released from the five-time Grammy award winner’s upcoming album. The 12-track project, EYE ON IT, pulls from TobyMac’s personal influences with songs “Made For You” and “Family” as well as a nod to his ascension into music with “Thankful For You.” EYE ON IT features musical guests from reigning New Artist of the Year Jamie Grace (“Favorite Song”), Blanca from Group1Crew (“UnStoppable”) and Lecrae (“Forgiveness”).
“I want my music to depict what I’m going through. I want to write about the things that upset me, move me, hurt me and haunt me. The things that are real,” says TobyMac. “With TONIGHT, I was determined to live more passionately with God. I was laying down the gauntlet. EYE ON IT is a continuation of that. It’s saying, ‘This is the person I want to be and I’m going to keep my eye on it, God willing!'”
This fall, TobyMac is set to headline the Winter Jam West Coast Tour and his own “EYE ON IT” tour with Jamie Grace and Chris August and the “HITS DEEP” tour. The “HITS DEEP” tour features TobyMac and friends Chris August, Jamie Grace, Group1Crew, Brandon Heath, Mandisa and Britt Nicole as they perform some of their hit songs in an exciting night of music. For more information on his upcoming schedule, visit http://www.tobymac.com/tour/.
Track Listing for EYE ON IT:
1 Me Without You
2 Steal My Show
3 Eye On It
4 Forgiveness (feat. Lecrae)
5 Speak Life
6 UnStoppable (feat. Blanca of Group1Crew)
7 Lose Myself
9 Thankful For You
10 Made For Me
11 Mac Daddy (Tru’s Reality)
12 Favorite Song (feat. Jamie Grace)
13. Me Without You (Capital Kings Remix)
14. Steal My Show (Jack Shocklee Remix)
15. Lose Myself (Capital Kings Remix)
16. Family (Jamie Moore Remix)
17. LoudNClear Tru (Telemitry Remix)
18. Me Without You (Telemitry Remix)
*Tracks 13-18 are only available on the Deluxe Edition of the album
With over 11 million units in career sales, each of TobyMac’s four solo projects have received RIAA Gold certification and his live DVD, Alive & Transported, is certified platinum by the RIAA and received a GRAMMY® award. In 2012 the much-celebrated and acclaimed artist celebrated his eighth consecutive GRAMMY® nomination, this time for his songwriting contribution to rising star (and recording artist on his label, Gotee Records) Jamie Grace’s No. 1 hit “Hold Me.” His latest album Tonight received GRAMMY nods for “Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album” and “Best Contemporary Christian Song” with “City On Our Knees” the track that topped the sales and radio charts faster than any of his previous singles, spending 8 weeks at No. 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,” he was also nominated for “Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist” at the 2010 American Music Awards and was up for three Billboard Music Awards in 2011 including “Top Christian Artist.” The hit song “Tonight” was also chosen as the theme song for MLB’s 30 Clubs in 30 Days Spring Training Series and featured on the Golf Channel. Additionally, 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 and WWE’s Fatal 4-Way Pay-Per-View. “Showstopper,” from the chart-topping album Tonight, was featured in ESPN’s ESPY Award Show and used to launch the last season of CBS hit television show CSI: NY.
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