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By Lindsay Williams
Following a nine-year stint as a paramedic, Pacific Northwest native Ryan 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. 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/Audience, "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 also won a 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."
In 2018 album he released No Matter What, which featured collaborations with Bart Millard of MercyMe and Amy Grant, along with the top single "With Lifted Hands," which became his fourth consecutive top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay single.
With five No. 1 singles (three as an artist and two 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 TobyMac, MercyMe, Newsboys, and Matt Maher, among others, Ryan Stevenson has already distinguished himself as a rare talent whose unique perspective guides his honest lyrics and sonic sensibilities. Stevenson released "Wildest Dreams" in June 2020.