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New music; season 3 of his popular ‘Weathering The Storm Podcast’ kicks off in September
Award-winning artist and songwriter Ryan Stevenson has released a new EP. Titled “Weathering The Storm – The Music” (Gotee Records), the six-song project is available now and includes new songs ("Mosaic," "Take Me Back"), along with reimagined acoustic takes from a few of his well-known hits, such as "Eye of the Storm" and "When We Fall Apart," which now features Vince Gill and Amy Grant. A new lyric video for the acoustic version of "Eye of the Storm" is also out now and can be viewed below.
Stevenson was inspired to release “Weathering The Storm – The Music” while on the road this past year with his "Home Concert Experience." As a way to provide a unique concert experience during the many unknowns from the pandemic season, Stevenson ended up performing more than 75 concerts around the country, bringing an acoustic live show to fans' living rooms or backyards. The "Home Concert Experience" allowed him to connect more personally with fans while also sharing moments from his recent book release, “Eye of the Storm: Experiencing God When You Can’t See Him” (Harvest House).
"What a crazy season it’s been as we’ve all had to weather some storms," Stevenson shared. "I’ve had some of these songs brewing for a long time and I’m so excited to finally give these songs their life and space. I pray these songs speak life and draw you to the father's heart today!"
Stevenson also hosts his own podcast, “Weathering the Storm,” via K-LOVE’s AccessMore platform. Now in its third season, which launches in September, guests will include Brian “Head” Welch of KORN, Rhett Walker and Jordan St. Cyr, to name a few.
Previous seasons have included interviews with TobyMac, Amy Grant, MercyMe's Bart Millard, author of “The Shack” Paul Young, psychotherapist and master teacher of the Enneagram Ian Morgan Cron, MLB legend Darryl Strawberry, Mac Powell and Danny Gokey.
Stevenson will be on the road this fall on the "Acoustic Storytime Tour" with Jason Gray and Aaron Shust. Stay up to date on all the tour dates by visiting his tour page.
Additionally, it was just five years ago this month when Stevenson's hit song, “Eye of the Storm,” became a No. 1 Billboard Christian radio single. Holding the top spot for 16 weeks, the song later became RIAA Gold-certified while winning a GMA Dove Award and a Billboard Music Award nomination.
Following a nine-year stint as a paramedic, the Pacific Northwest native 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. This was followed by 2015’s full-length album, “Fresh Start,” which featured the RIAA Gold-certified single “Eye of the Storm.” No. 1 for 16 total weeks in 2016, including nine weeks at Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, "Eye of the Storm" was also at the top for 14 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Christian AC chart, and listed as the No. 2 Billboard Christian AC song that same year. The song won a GMA Dove Award for Christian Pop Contemporary Song of the Year in 2017, and was nominated for two 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards as well as a 2017 Billboard Music Award for "Top Christian Song."
Stevenson released his newest studio album, “Wildest Dreams,” in 2020 as a collection of songs that were deep prayers of his about brokenness, joy, victory, defeat and celebration. The album featured the Top 5 Billboard Christian airplay hit “Amadeo (Still My God)” with a goal to inspire the listener to move to a place of trust and dependence on God.
He released his first book, “Eye of the Storm: Experiencing God When You Can’t See Him,” in the summer of 2020. Young, author of “The Shack," shared, “Ryan is deeply committed to the honesty of the journey. I am honored to be a witness to his courage and determination and his wholehearted pursuit of authentic truth-telling and creative craft.”
Find out more by visiting RyanStevensonMusic.com.