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Michael Tait
Birth Name
Michael Dewayne Tait
Born
May 18, 1966
Genres
C.C.M., Christian Rock
Occupations
Singer, songwriter, producer
Instruments
Vocals
Years Active
1988-present
Associated Acts
DC Talk, Tait, Newsboys

Michael Tait is the current lead singer of Newsboys, and formerly of the trio DC Talk. He also had a solo career in the band "Tait".

History Edit

dc Talk Edit

Michael Tait met Toby McKeehan and Kevin Max while attending Liberty University in the late 1980s. Together they formed the four-time Grammy winning band DC Talk and released 5 acclaimed studio albums. In 2000, the band announced a hiatus with the release of Intermission: the Greatest Hits while all three members devoted themselves to solo projects. The band has not toured together since 2001 (except for one time in Redmond, Washington in 2005 and when TobyMac made a surprise guest appearance at Winter Jam in 2010 in Nashville and sang "Jesus Freak" with Tait). DC Talk has recorded 3 songs together since the announcement of the hiatus including the remix of "Atmosphere" on TobyMac's 2004 album Welcome to Diverse City and a cover of the Prince song "The Cross" on Kevin Max's 2007 album The Blood. The band also recorded a song entitled "Let's Roll" following the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Tait Edit

Ater DC Talk's hiatus was announced, Tait dedicated more time to his band Tait (which he named after his father, Nathel). Tait had partially formed this band around 1997. One of the original members was guitarist Pete Stewart (from the hard rock band Grammatrain), who is featured on the first album, but absent from the second album due to his departing the band to work on his own solo projects. In 2006, Tait announced that they were working on an album titled Loveology. Though Michael is now touring as frontman for the Newsboys, he still has plans to release Loveology. In an interview with John Dibiase of Jesusfreakhideout.com, he stated that Loveology is still in the works, and will be a separate project from the Newsboys. In the interview Michael said, "Loveology is going to become something we're going to be writing about very soon. I can't tell you now, but it's a project with the boys and I and Ben Moody, which is another whole music project."

Newsboys Edit

On March, 2009, it was announced on that Peter Furler. was stepping down as the lead singer for Newsboys. On March 9, Tait was announced as the new lead singer. Tait is on tours as the Newsboys frontman during their The Way We Roll Tour, The Born Again Experience, and the God's Not Dead tours.


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