Celebrating a decade as a Gotee recording artist, Grammy Award-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson returns with “ABLE,” what his team called, “a soul-stirring testimony of God’s faithfulness.”
The title-track from this anticipated April 28 full-length set, “ABLE” was written by Stevenson, Blake NeeSmith (TobyMac, “I just need U.") and Jeff Pardo (Anne Wilson, "My Jesus"), and produced by Zach Holmes and Pardo (2022 Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year).
Currently impacting Christian radio after an exclusive premiere on SiriusXM’s “The Message” last week, and now available on digital platforms, “the rousing pop anthem features a gospel choir-backed chorus powerfully echoing the unwavering promises of God. Tracing the Lord's peace and presence amidst his own trials – a prevailing theme which continues to connect Stevenson to the heart of his audience – ‘ABLE’ showcases an artist, husband and father confident of where his hope is found: ‘Our God is able (when you’re weak He is)/Strong and faithful (keeps His promises)/Steady as the rising sun, what He said He’d do is done/Our God is able (so don’t be afraid),’ ” the press release added.
“Being human isn’t always easy, and having faith isn’t always easy either, especially when we experience difficult situations,” Stevenson shared. “We will face trials and some of them might be really heartbreaking and profoundly stressful. When we find ourselves in a dark valley, we beg God for a miracle, to be rescued and saved and find the peace that we’re desperate for.”
“ 'ABLE’ is inspired by Ephesians 3:20, 'Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think,’ ” Stevenson said. “I want to encourage you today that God is the author of miracles! What seems impossible is where he operates. He is ABLE to redeem our greatest mistakes and most painful situations. God doesn’t use us in spite of the messed-up parts of our lives, he uses those parts, too, and is intricately involved in orchestrating our circumstances for the best outcomes. Because of his profound ability to redeem anything and everything that we go through, we become living, breathing testimonies of his kindness, mercy and love for everyone to see."
About Ryan Stevenson
A Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominee with Dove and ASCAP Christian Music Awards to his credit, Stevenson’s music “has provided a soundtrack of hope and encouragement for listeners around the world for more than a decade.”
Co-writer of TobyMac’s 2014 Grammy-nominated No. 1 hit “Speak Life,” Stevenson was further propelled into the spotlight with his own Gold-certified, Dove Award-winning 2016 chart-topper “Eye of the Storm,” which held the top spot at Christian radio for 16 weeks.
A Pacific Northwest native who spent seven years as a paramedic before signing with Gotee Records in 2013, Stevenson’s acclaimed discography includes “Fresh Start” (2015), “No Matter What” (2018) and “Wildest Dreams” (2020), among other releases.
Also known for such radio favorites as “No Matter What” (feat. Bart Millard), “Amadeo (Still My God)” and “When We Fall Apart" (feat. Vince Gill and Amy Grant), Stevenson’s music has achieved six No. 1 Billboard charting radio singles (four as an artist or featured artist and two as a co-writer). He has toured with top artists including TobyMac, MercyMe and Newsboys, and since 2020 Stevenson has been headlining intimate concerts in churches, theaters and homes. In three years, he has played more than 170 shows to a total of 34,000 fans, “his deeply personal songs and stories encouraging communities around the country.”
Stevenson is the author of “Eye of the Storm: Experiencing God When You Can’t See Him” (Harvest House), and host of the “Weathering the Storm” podcast on K-LOVE’s AccessMore. His podcast guests have included Amy Grant, TobyMac, MercyMe's Bart Millard and The Shack author Paul Young, among many others.