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TOBYMAC GARNERS
SONG AND SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR HONORS AT
BMI CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS




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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
April 21, 2010

NASHVILLE, April 21, 2010 –Five-Time Grammy Award® winning artist TobyMac garnered two more honors last night at the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Christian Music Awards for Song and Songwriter of the Year. The ceremony was held at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville.

Leading U.S. music rights organization BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television. By contributing two songs each to the most-performed list, genre-bender TobyMac, perennial favorite Steven Curtis Chapman, top-tier producer/songwriter Chris Stevens, and promising young singer/songwriter Jason Walker shared the Songwriter of the Year title, while “Lose My Soul,” recorded and co-written by TobyMac and Stevens, garnered Song of the Year honors.

To close the ceremony, the audience enjoyed an intimate live performance by TobyMac performing “Boomin” off of his third studio album Portable Sounds.

In addition to his appearance at the BMI Awards, TobyMac will be performing on the 41st Annual Dove Awards, where he is nominated for Artist of the Year. The Dove Awards are scheduled to air Sunday, April 25 at 8/7c on GMC.

For more information on TobyMac, please visit www.tobymac.com.

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With over 10 million in career sales, his first three solo projects receiving RIAA Gold status and GRAMMY® nominations, and TobyMac’s live CD/DVD taking home a GRAMMY® award, the much-celebrated and acclaimed artist recently celebrated his fifth consecutive GRAMMY® nomination with his single “City On Our Knees” receiving 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, TobyMac’s music has been featured in major motion pictures such as “Hancock,” “TRANSPORTER 2,” on Fox sports, The NFL network, 2009 SUPERBOWL and more. TobyMac’s latest radio hit is his new single, “Get Back Up,” currently at No. 7 on CHR, No. 18 on the AC Monitored chart. TobyMac’s latest radio hit is his new single, “Get Back Up,” currently at No. 2 on CHR-Indicator, No. 6 on the AC Monitored chart, No. 3 on NCA Monitored and No. 17 AC-Indicator.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 400,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI reported $905 million for its 2009 fiscal year in performing right collections. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

 

 

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