“Christmas This Year” Features Sixpence None the Richer’s Leigh Nash -- Available Exclusively at iTunes®
Nashville, TN… Dec. 1, 2010… Five-time Grammy ® Award winner and multi-platinum selling artist TobyMac is embracing the holiday season with his first Christmas song in 8 years in the brand new track “Christmas This Year.”
Available now and exclusively at iTunes®, “Christmas This Year” features one of TobyMac’s favorite vocalists, Sixpence None The Richer’s Leigh Nash, and hit Christian AC and CHR radio this week with a phenomenal response:
Carmen Brown of Tampa’s JoyFM remarked, "Already a listener favorite, you don't lose new Toby when you play ‘Christmas This Year!’ It is the best of all worlds; Toby and a Toby-esque Christmas song."
Talking about the season and what it was like making the song, TobyMac said, "Christmas is the most celebrated time of the year for my family. While we were recording the song , we had a week-long Christmas party at my house...in JULY!!! I wanted to write a song that captured that pure delight without missing the spirit of the season... when love came down to let us live.”
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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 last year the much-celebrated and acclaimed artist celebrated his fifth consecutive GRAMMY® nomination for his single “City On Our Knees” that received a nod for Best Gospel song. The track topped the sales and radio charts faster than any of his previous singles, spending 8 weeks at #1 on the Christian Audience Chart. The single was the first release from TobyMac’s latest, “TONIGHT," which also garnered him the highest sales debut of his solo career with over 78,000 units and a No. 6 Billboard Top 200 debut.
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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