Why TobyMac Opened Up About His Son to This Radio DJ

As a parent I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child. TobyMac lost his son Truett to an overdose. I purposely stayed out of Toby’s world because I wanted to give him time to grieve, and I only wanted to discuss Truett’s death when Toby was ready. 3 years later, he was ready and he painted an honest picture of life without Truett, and shared why he talks about it the way he does.

“If I am going to sit and talk to Wally today about this, I owe my son taking the time to talk about the way I really feel about it, and not brush over it.”

Well, Toby’s new album Life After Death is him processing this unimaginable loss so I figured it was time to have a conversation about where he was 3 years ago and where he is today.

His manager told me after this conversation that she was so nervous because I was taking him to places no one has gone to with him since Truett’s passing, but Toby told me he trusted me and to ask anything I wanted, and he would be OK.  So, here we go.  The interview I wish I never had to do, but am so glad I did.

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Sandra Rodriguez
Sandra Rodriguez
December 22, 2022 8:08 pm

Wow. Loss of a child is heartbreaking but God has us no matter what. Interview was good.

L. Newman
L. Newman
February 10, 2023 8:50 am

This is an amazing interview. Toby’s sincerity and openess shows the depth of his faith and his honesty of what he is feeling as a father. My faith is lifted because of his. Wally asked difficult but insightful questions. What a blessing to hurting people who need encouragement and grace to go forward.

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