Tonight (TobyMac album)
|Studio album by tobyMac|
|Released||February 9, 2010 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Christian rock, Christian hip hop, pop, rap rock|
|Length||47:40 (60:14 CD+ Deluxe edition)|
|Singles from Tonight|
Tonight is the fourth solo album from the Christian pop–hip hop artist TobyMac. It is the follow-up album to his 2007 release Portable Sounds, and was released on February 9, 2010. The Deluxe Version of the album will contain a DVD containing interviews with Toby about the songs on the record, the making of this record and an inside look at the Diverse City Band. The album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, selling 79,000 units in its first week. As of early November 2010, the album has sold over 315,000 copies.
When asked about the album by stereotruth.net Toby had the following to say about the emotions that went into producing it; "The recording process means a lot to me, and I don’t approach what I do haphazardly. I have a lot of passion when it comes to my records. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but there’s this range of emotions that come with making a record. Music is something that can actually open people’s minds to who God is. Music will never change the world, but God can choose to use music, and that’s what I count on. I want my songs to be said in a way that anyone can relate to them. I want them to move people’s lives forward; move people toward God, and if I’m accomplishing that, whether or not anyone loves this record, as long as I feel like that is what I’m doing, then I feel like my job is done."
Release and promotion
"Showstopper" has been used as part of the NFL Thursday Night Football Promotional material. and the 2009 World Series. It is also the official theme song for the WWE Fatal 4-Way Pay-Per View event. The song was also promoted for ESPYS' Best U.S Male Olympian.
"Showstopper" and "Funky Jesus Music" were both added to the Winter Wonder Slam 09 tour as new songs.
"Get Back Up" followed Jan. 26th as the second single. TobyMac donated 100% of his artist royalties from the first week sales of the single to relief efforts for Haiti after the 2010 Haiti earthquake that devastated the country.
"Tonight" was used as the theme music for MLB Network's spring training team preview show "30 Clubs in 30 Days"
"Tonight" was used in a commercial for the show "America's Got Talent"
There is also a music video for the song, "Tonight".
|The Washington Post||unfavorable|
|Jesus Freak Hideout|||
|1.||"Tonight" (featuring John Cooper of Skillet)||Toby McKeehan, Cary Barlowe, Christopher Stevens||4:20|
|2.||"Get Back Up"||McKeehan, Jaime Moore, Barlowe, Aaron Rice||3:14|
|3.||"Funky Jesus Music" (featuring Beckah Shae & Siti Monroe)||McKeehan, Dave Wyatt, Brian Haley, Byron Chambers||3:20|
|4.||"City On Our Knees"||McKeehan, Moore, Barlowe||4:27|
|6.||"Changed Forever" (featuring Nirva Ready)||McKeehan, Stevens||3:36|
|7.||"Hold On"||McKeehan, Barlowe, Jesse Frasure||4:00|
|8.||"LoudNClear (TruDog 10)"||McKeehan, Stevens||1:35|
|9.||"Hey Devil (3:15)"||McKeehan, Tim Rosenau, Stevens||3:15|
|10.||"Wonderin'" (featuring Matthew Thiessen of Relient K)||McKeehan, Stevens||3:40|
|11.||"Captured"||McKeehan, Rosenau, Stevens||3:36|
|12.||"Start Somewhere"||McKeehan, Jamie Moore, Stevens||3:36|
|13.||"Break Open the Sky" (featuring Israel Houghton)||McKeehan, Mark Stuart, Ed Cash||6:14|
|14.||"City On Our Knees (Radio Version)" (Digital release only)||McKeehan, Moore, Barlowe||4:37|
|14.||"City On Our Knees" (Radio Version)||McKeehan, Moore, Barlowe||4:33|
|15.||"Captured (KP Remix)"||McKeehan, Rosenau, Stevens||3:44|
|16.||"Hold On (Telemitry Remix)"||McKeehan, Barlowe, Jesse Frasure||4:06|
|17.||"Tonight (New Day Remix)"||McKeehan, Barlowe, Stevens||4:39|
- Hidden Track after some silence at the end of Track 13 "Funky Jesus Music (Remix)"
- Toby McKeehan - vocals, programming
- Christopher Stevens - guitars, programming, keys, drums, background vocals
- David Wyatt - programming, keys
- Cary Barlowe - guitars, acoustic guitar, background vocals
- Tim Rosenau - guitars, trumpet
- Jesse Frasure - programming, keys, background vocals
- Brian Haley - drums
- Justin York - guitars
- Tony Lucido - bass
- Byron "Mr.Talkbox" Chambers - talkbox
- Jamie Moore - programming
- Wendell Henry - drums
- John Cooper - background vocals on "Tonight"
- Paul Moak - electric guitar
- Michael Ripoll - guitars
- Mike Payne - guitar, banjo, electric guitar
- Israel Houghton - background vocals on "Break Open the Sky"
- Taylor Stevens - piano
- Adam Nitti - bass
- DJ Maj - dj
- Sammy Sylvester - bass, electric guitar
- Leif Shires - trumpet
- Craig Swift - saxophone
- Kenn Hughes - trombone
- Nirva Dorsaint-Ready - background vocals
- Gabriel Patillo - background vocals
- Jason Eskridge - background vocals
- Siti Monroe - background vocals
- Matthew Thiessen - background vocals on "Wonderin'"
- Ayiesha Woods - background vocals
- Jovaun Woods - background vocals
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