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‘The Jesus Music’ Explains the History of Christian Music, Church Resistance, and Why DC Talk Split

McKeehan admitted that he didn’t do everything right, saying, “I don’t think you’re ever ready for success.” Tait reiterated, “Fame and fortune isn’t something I’d wish on anyone.”

The film also focuses briefly on McKeehan’s son’s death, a devastating event that has been formative for him and his family.

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God used people who are broken to reach out to those who are broken. – Toby McKeehan

Audio Adrenaline’s original lead singer Mark Stuart said the DC Talk “was held together with duct tape — it was fragile.”

After DC Talk disbanded, McKeehan achieved solo success in CCM, and Tait went on to become the lead singer of the iconic Christian rock band Newsboys. Max served as lead singer for an Audio Adrenaline album in 2012, and he is preparing to release an album with his new band Sad Astronauts.

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McKeehan didn’t give a direct answer when asked about the possibility of a DC Talk reunion tour. A 2020 reunion was rumored when the band performed together in 2017 and 2019. The pandemic has since put that possibility on hold.

Stuart, who was married to McKeehan’s late sister, said that his brother-in-law has shaped Christian music more than anyone else.

The Future of Christian Music

The film ended by looking into the future of the Christian music, featuring commentary from Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Hillsong United, Phil Wickham, Lauren Daigle, and for KING & COUNTRY.

“There is nothing more beautiful to me than hearing people singing about Jesus,” Wickham said. Likewise, Crowder called singing to Jesus “a refection of God’s breath on the planet.”

When speaking about his worship concerts, the Grammy Award winning Chris Tomlin put it this way: “What we are doing tonight is eternal.”