Ryan Stevenson's First Dove
Gotee Records' Ryan Stevenson won his first GMA Dove Award earlier this week at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Receiving the "Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year" award for his "Eye of the Storm."
“What an honor to be here with all of these songwriters and recognizing these amazing songs,” shared Stevenson. “I’m so thankful that songs sneak past us and our boundaries and penetrate to the heart. I just want to encourage everybody to be bold, speak out about your brokenness, speak out about things that are actually going on in your life because that is what makes what we are doing special and sets people free - that is our testimony that truly starts revival. We are all trying to speak out what is going on inside of us and to say Holy Spirit come rest in this place and use us.”
"Eye of the Storm" was No. 1 for 16 weeks in 2016 including nine weeks at Billboard’s Christian Airplay/Audience and 14 consecutive weeks at Billboard’s Christian AC and was listed as the No. 2 Billboard Christian AC song of 2016. It was also nominated for two 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards as well as a 2017 Billboard Music Awards for "Top Christian Song."
Stevenson is currently on tour with MercyMe, and will then join Peter Furler in November and a Christmas tour with Unspoken in December