The original song was featured on Stevenson's 2020 release, Wildest Dreams, and is also the current radio single currently in the Top 25 on Billboard Christian Airplay. The new version is available now and will also be available on his upcoming Weathering the Storm EP that will release in May. The EP will feature a few new songs plus acoustic versions of some of his most well-known songs.
"All of us have lost somebody...either a family member, an acquaintance, a co-worker and I just think it's brilliant to sing this song while we're all collectively experiencing so much loss," shares Amy Grant. "And at the same time experiencing such a deep appreciation for the gift of each other. I love how this song is a conversation now and a timely one."
"The last words my mother spoke to me are the words to this song" shares Stevenson. "Even in the face of imminent death, she was pouring out wisdom and words of healing and encouragement to me that it's ok to cry, it's ok to grieve, it's ok to fall apart. We are all going to experience loss at some point to some degree. This song has been my way of working through and navigating one of the most painful storms of my life."
The emotional lyric video features photos from Stevenson's childhood and with his mother. The video was directed by Dustbrand Films' Nathan Corrona (Lecrae, Crowder).
Stevenson has been hitting the road this year with his special Home Concert Experience where he brings the concert to his fan's living rooms or backyard. This special event is a way to connect more personally with fans and also provide a unique concert experience in this pandemic season. Ryan weaves in moments from his recent book, Eye of the Storm: Experiencing God When You Can't See Him (Harvest House), between songs.
Another way he is connecting with fans is through his podcast, Weathering the Storm, which just began Season 2 on the KLOVE AccessMore network. His packed Season 1 included guests like TobyMac, Amy Grant, MercyMe's Bart Millard, author of "The Shack", Paul Young and more. Season 2 already features psychotherapist and master teacher of the Enneagram Ian Morgan Cron, MLB legend Darryl Strawberry, Newsboys lead singer Michael Tait, Danny Gokey and more.
In 2020, Stevenson released his newest studio album, Wildest Dreams, a collection of songs that were deep prayers of Ryan's 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.