Ryan Stevenson Partners with Danny Gokey for "The Great Awakening"

Ryan Stevenson

Award-winning artist and songwriter Ryan Stevenson has partnered with Danny Gokey on the brand new single "The Great Awakening," which releases today. The song is a call for God's people to step out in repentance and faith as we believe for the Holy Spirit to bring about revival.

Stevenson writes, "I've been praying for revival, healing and restoration for a long time... Ever since I was young, I've had a revivalist spirit, and have felt a sense of urgency to be a voice of awakening in my generation." 

Now is time we rise, let us burn with holy fire
Now is the time we cry for every heart to find the light
We need revival to come, make this the moment that it does
Lord, we're on our knees, we just wanna see
A great awakening!

Take our selfish ambition
Give us ears to listen
So we don't miss the heartbeat of our king
Be our strength, be our hope, be who you've been all along
There's nothing in this world you can't redeem 

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 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 also 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."

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. 

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