Singer/songwriter, maker, and DC Chat frontman Toby McKeehan was raised within the Washington, D.C., region. He attended university at Liberty University or college, where he fulfilled fellow DC Chat users Michael Tait and Kevin Maximum. The three created the music group in 1987. A distinctive approach to merging rock and roll, pop, and rap quickly jettisoned the trio to achievement, not only within the CCM marketplace but additionally in secular music. DC Chat released their self-titled recording in 1989, accompanied by Nu Thang in 1990 and Totally free finally in 1992. While carrying on to tour and record using the music group, McKeehan assumed the part of maker and record label creator in 1994. His label, Gotee Information, houses artists such as for example From Eden, Jennifer Knapp, as well as the Katinas. In 1995, DC Chat released Jesus Freaks. It had been in 1997 that McKeehan, his supervisor, Dan Pitts, and Gotee Information’ chief executive Joey Elwood founded the E.R.A.C.E. Basis. A nonprofit business, the building blocks was designed to promote racial reconciliation. In 1998, DC Chat authorized with Virgin Information and released their recording Supernatural. The entire year kept unique significance for McKeehan. He and his wife, Amanda, welcomed their 1st kid, Truett Foster McKeehan, on Sept 4. DC Talk’s EP Single was issued within the springtime of 2001, accompanied by McKeehan’s solo recording in past due 2001.