TobyMac Grieves in New Song About Tragic Death of His Son Truett, ‘Shattered in a Thousand Ways’

TobyMac Grieves in New Song About Tragic Death of His Son Truett, ‘Shattered in a Thousand Ways’ By Benjamin Gill via Faith Wire

Christian music titan TobyMac has released a new song about the sudden death of his young son Truett Foster McKeehan, revealing his grief, his questions, and his hopes to see his beloved son again one day in heaven. In the song, his pain is palpable, but so is his faith in God.

Truett was just 21 years old when he died at home in Nashville, TN on Oct. 23, 2019, from unknown or unannounced causes. Truett, like his father, was a rapper and had just played his first big show in Franklin, TN.

TobyMac, who remains one of the top Christian music artists after decades of success, canceled his tour to grieve with his family over the shocking loss of his firstborn. In several new posts on social media, he says he didn’t set out to write a song about it, but it grew out of his efforts to work through his emotions.

In an Instagram post, he explains, “The last couple of months have been the hardest I’ve ever faced. Thank you for the love and support. Part of my process has always been to write about the things I’m going through, but this went to a whole new level. What started out as getting some of my thoughts and feelings about losing my firstborn son down on paper, ended up a song. “21 Years” is a song I never wanted to write. I hope it’s for someone out there, or maybe it’s just for me.”

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