|Me with Ryan at the Christian Music Broadcasters|
Momentum conference, September 2016
Shortly after the storm, I played the song one morning and received a call from a listener. She said her niece, Laney, wanted to know if Ryan Stevenson had actually lost a child like the lyrics of the song stated. I told her I didn't know, but I do know the songs we play are by artists who are living the life, not just talking about it...but I'd find out for sure.
Having met Ryan a couple months ago, I do know that he's a very humble and sincere guy. When I got him on the phone and asked Laney's question, I wasn't exactly ready for such a personal and transparent answer. You can hear it for yourself:
He was also quite humbled when I asked what he thought about people quoting his song and being so encouraged by it during the storms of their lives:
I so enjoyed my conversation with Ryan and can't wait to hear other songs from him! He is truly grateful to know his music is a help and encouragement to others, and his sincere appreciation was refreshing to me!
He and his family are in the process of moving to Nashville from the Pacific Northwest. A big transition, so keep them in your prayers.