In case you haven’t heard the awesome news, Toby Mac just topped the billboard charts with his latest album – Eye On It . Although I don’t agree with how the media seems to be a little snide in their article about it, I do agree it is something that isn’t happening often and is worth getting special attention.
I happen to love Toby Mac music. It’s great music – the beats, the melody, and most of all – the lyrics that I don’t have to worry about my kids hearing. Seriously why do so many songs that sound great need to have ridiculously inappropriate lyrics? Why can’t they put the bad lyrics on those songs that have terrible melodies too?
Anyway – the reason I’m happy for Toby Mac for this accomplishment is because I can only imagine how hard he has had to work as a Christian artist in our culture to reach such a level of success. The top of the charts are often reserved for whatever freak show wrote the most recent catchy melody with scandalous lyrics about sex, drugs, or money.
Don’t get me wrong – I like the catchy melodies too – despite the lyrics. As Christians we should get excited about the talent of other Christians more often instead of always just being so focused on whatever our broken culture is idolizing at any given moment. For once they’ve recognized someone who actually makes good music and has a good message, so I’m proud and happy for Toby Mac.
Check out the album –Eye On It .