Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood. The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly. Her father,Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit "You Move Me." Both of Grace's brothers are also songwriters and musicians. In her short career, Grace has already lived up to her birthright, winning numerous songwriting awards and garnering praise from critics, fans, and industry alike. What sets her apart in her talented family is her distinct, unaffected voice, described as a "wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunder clouds" (Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy).
POINTS OF INTEREST:
-winner, NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong songwriting contest
-winner, Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk songwriting contest
-two studio albums recorded at Blue Rock Studio, produced by Billy Crockett.
-recent successful Kickstarter campaign; over $32,000 towards the making of TWO BIRDS(2012).
-"All the tunes benefit from Pettis’ clear, emotive vocals, distinguished by her keening upper range. GRACE PETTIS is heartfelt and free from affectation and its fresh outlook is its strength." -Itunes official review of Grace's debut album (2009).
-Maverick Magazine featured a FIVE STAR review of TWO BIRDS. "If you purchase only one album this year, TWO BIRDS is it!" -Arthur Wood, Maverick Magazine
-"We think that TWO BIRDS is easily one of the finest albums from a newcomer this year..." -Direct Current
-"It is clear there are no limits to what Grace can do." - Mary Sue Twohy, Program Director, Sirius XM
-"Landing somewhere between old-school country and Top 40 folk-rock, Pettis pens detailed songs about lovers on the mend and young musicians on the move. Through these vignettes, she offers glimpses of her own personality, revealing herself to be an observer and a dreamer—a winning combo." -M Magazine
-"...a gifted young songwriter with a compelling voice;" "...one of the most talented young singer-songwriters in America." -Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News