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dc Talk (originally DC Talk) is a Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) band. It has been said that their name means "decent Christian talk", although this is not certain. Their fourth album, Jesus Freak, debuted higher on the US Billboard charts than any other gospel music group in history. Their latest album together is Intermission: the Greatest Hits.
The band started as the one-man act of Toby McKeehan of Washington D.C. He met Michael Tait and Kevin Max at Liberty University, and they decided to turn dc Talk into a band. They were soon signed with ForeFront Records, a popular gospel label. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where they released their self-titled debut album in 1989.
DC Talk's music has won numerous GMA Dove Awards, along with three Grammy Awards. "We're very open about our Christian faith," says Toby McKeehan, "but when we make our records we want to create a musical experience that anyone can immerse themselves in." But still, he says, "one of our goals is to encourage listeners to question themselves and to seek out truth."
In 2000, the trio announced that they would be attempting solo acts. Michael Tait's band Tait released Empty in July 2001, which was shortly followed by Kevin Max's Stereotype Be in August. Toby McKeehan, under the name tobyMac, released an album named Momentum in November. Since then, tobyMac has released Re:mix Momentum (July 2003) and Welcome to Diverse City (October 2004), Tait has released Lose This Life (November 2003), and Kevin Max has released the independent Between the Fence and the Universe (2004).
In September 2002, dc Talk reunited to record and release a single about September 11th, entitled Let's Roll. At present, there are no known plans for a dc Talk reunion or a new album.
- DC Talk (1989)
- Nu Thang (1990)
- Free at Last (1992)
- Jesus Freak (1995)
- Welcome to the Freak Show (1997) (Live)
- Supernatural (1998)
- Intermission: the Greatest Hits (2000) (Greatest hits)