by Ryan Long

The new release by Ryan Long "Arise" is a labor of love created along with good friends and fellow artist including: Mark Wagner, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, Scott Cash, Andrew Osenga, Ben Shive and Gabe Scott. Produced by Ryan's most favorite musical companion, Young Life artist Mark Wagner, "Arise" was created from start to finish with a very highly defined focus. "The idea from the very beginning was to create a gift for 3500 high school friends to take home with them from their week Young Life's Frontier Ranch this summer" explains Ryan. A tight knit group of Ryan's friend invested a substantial amount of capital to accomplish this mission. "These kids are spinning this CD in their cars right now...I can do nothing but smile about that" says Long.