dc talk's "Free At Last"

Some stations chill dc talk's message

By Frank "Buzz" Trexler
for The (Maryville, TN) Daily Times
Jan. 18, 1994

They sing hip-hop and they sometimes fail to convince Top 40 stations it’s safe to put them on the air.

In fact, two songs from their most recent album are remakes from the ’70s that soared on the pop charts. But catching the tunes on local airwaves would be like trying to catch lightning in a jar.

DC Talk’s bringing their hip-hop, rock and soul music with a message to Knoxville in February. But right now, Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait and Kevin Maxwell are in a spiritual molding pattern at The Family Center in Adrian, Mich.

"Last time I played Knoxville, I remember I was real sick," McKeehan recalled in a telephone interview from Adrian earlier this week. "Actually, I had a virus and we almost had to cancel the show. I just did the show and … walked off stage and went to Nashville."

McKeehan lives in the Nashville suburb of Brentwood with his wife Amanda and attends Bethel Chapel there.


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Buzz is a married father of two, managing editor for print/online at The (Maryville, TN) Daily Times and pastors Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa, TN. He is a 1981 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he is a member of the Mass Communications Department Hall of Fame.


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