TobyMac Releases Song, Video About Son Truett’s Untimely Death

TobyMac has released a new song and video, “21 Years,” about his son Truett, who passed away in October. Truett was an aspiring rapper, and the eldest of TobyMac’s children.

“’21 years’ is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan,” said TobyMac about this most personal song. “I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us everyday. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. The rest is yet to come. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.”

TobyMac rescheduled a planned theater tour following the tragedy, but embarks on his Hits Deep Tour January 30, with Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers, Ryan Stevenson, Aaron Cole, and Cochren & Co. joining him on the extensive tour.

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