TobyMac may have been the headliner on the “Hits
Deep” Tour, but the expansive evening was just as much about showcasing a
multi-genre melting pot of talent as it was supporting his latest number one Billboard
album Eye On It (Forefront).
While the multi-platinum superstar made sure to
address many danceable mega-hits (“Tonight,” “Speak Life,” Boomin’”) alongside
the always well-oiled Diverse City Band, the night will probably best be
remembered for its once-in-a-lifetime-collaborations.
Support acts as varied as singer/songwriter Brandon
Heath and soul star Mandisa could just as comfortably tag team with one another
as piano rocker Colton Dixon and acoustic popper Jaime Grace, trading
boundaries of style and culture for joyful musical fellowship.
Mac also made many pairings throughout the marathon,
including troubadour Chris August come the unplugged classic “In The Light,”
electro-hip hop protégés Capital Kings for the jam “Get Back Up” and the full
cast on “Me Without You,” the funky, confetti-adorned finale that capped off
the communal party.