Gotee Records' Ryan Stevenson will release a new full-length studio album on April 6, titled "No Matter What." Last week, Stevenson released a new song from the upcoming album, "Faithful (feat. Amy Grant)" written by Stevenson, producer Bryan Fowler and Grant. The song was also featured in Spotify's "New Music Friday" Christian playlist
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"I loved working with Ryan on 'Faithful,' " Grant said. "Can you call it 'work' when everyone is throwing in creative ideas and amping up the good feeling around a great son? I hated for our time in the studio to end."
Earlier this year, Stevenson released the title track of the new album, which featured Bart Millard of MercyMe. The album features it, "Faithful," and the hit song "The Gospel."
Produced by Bryan Fowler for Man Cub Music House the album is a result of Stevenson's prayer for his songs to exist for a reason.
"Over the course of the last several years, I've continued to ask the Lord to give me songs that exist for a reason," Stevenson said. "As we were working on this new record, a reoccurring theme I felt the Lord continually whisper to my heart was 'beloved identity.' I, like many of us, grew up in the church - a religious environment, where we weren't necessarily nurtured and taught about God's grace, patience and compassion. As I continue to grow and experience life, the truth I continue to encounter is 'I am His son, no matter what.' "
Fans can pre-order the album digitally and receive four songs instantly or pre-order on CD at www.ryanstevensonmusic.com
. He is currently on the TobyMac "Hits Deep Tour."
Following a seven-year stint as a paramedic, Pacific Northwest native Stevenson signed an exclusive agreement with Gotee Records in 2013 after capturing TobyMac's attention by co-writing the No. 1 and Grammy-nominated single "Speak Life." His first recording for the label was the "Holding Nothing Back" EP in 2013, which garnered the Top 25 single "Holding Nothing Back. This was followed by 2015's full-length album "Fresh Start," which featured the No. 1 radio single "Eye of the Storm." With three No. 1 singles (two as an artist and one as a co-writer), a Grammy nomination, Billboard Music Award nomination, a Dove Award (2017), ASCAP honors and major tour bills with the likes of MercyMe, Newsboys and Matt Maher, among others, Stevenson has already distinguished himself as a rare talent whose unique perspective guides his honest lyrics and sonic sensibilities.