RYAN STEVENSON CELEBRATES FIRST #1 SINGLE WITH "NOT FORGOTTEN" by Turning Point Media on 2015-03-04 10:15:32
Nashville, Tenn. — “Not Forgotten,” the latest single from GRAMMY®-nominated Gotee recording artist Ryan Stevenson, has topped Billboard’s Christian Hot AC/CHR singles chart for two consecutive weeks. Featuring GRAMMY®-winning, multi-platinum artist TobyMac, “Not Forgotten” was penned by Stevenson and Toby McKeehan and produced by Chuck Butler.
“Not Forgotten” marks Stevenson’s first #1 as an artist, and second as a writer. “Speak Life,” which he co-wrote with Toby McKeehan and Jamie Moore, was featured on TobyMac’s GRAMMY®-winning Eye On It and became a multi-week #1 in 2013. Set to appear on Stevenson’s highly anticipated Gotee full-length debut releasing this fall, “Not Forgotten” is currently available at iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets.
Concert audiences will be able to hear Stevenson perform “Not Forgotten,” along with his previous hit “Holding Nothing Back” on tour with TobyMac this month. Featuring GRAMMY®-winning vocalist Mandisa and electronic duo Capital Kings, the TobyMac tour will hit 12 cities in March, including Baltimore, Maryland; Asheville, North Carolina; Corpus Christi, Texas; and New Orleans. For a complete list of tour dates, visit tobymac.com.
“More than being excited about having a #1 song, I’m just so thankful that the message of ‘Not Forgotten’ is resonating with listeners,” said Stevenson. “I always wanted this song to be an anthem for people’s hearts: to ignite hope and encouragement, reminding us all that God has not—and will not—ever forget about us. And I’m very excited to share this song live beginning this week, as I join TobyMac, Mandisa and Capital Kings on tour.”
Nominated for a 2014 GRAMMY® Award as co-writer of TobyMac’s hit single, “Speak Life,” Stevenson’s own acoustic version of the song is featured on his Gotee debut, Holding Nothing Back EP. The project, which also includes the hit title-cut, released in 2013.
After capturing TobyMac’s attention, Stevenson—who spent seven years as a paramedic—was signed to an exclusive recording agreement with the iconic artist’s Gotee Records. The Pacific Northwest native is a husband and father of two boys.
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