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Grace Pettis

With stories in her soul, a dash of courage, and a smile that melts walls, Grace Pettis is busy doing what she was born to do. The life of an independent touring artist is tough, but somehow she makes it look easy.

In her short career, she has built a reputation as a respected songwriter among artists, industry, and fans. Her highly anticipated second album “TWO BIRDS” has received excellent reviews. Maverick Magazine featured a FIVE STAR review of her new album in their October edition. This sophomore album is a culmination of years of writing, touring and surviving as an independent artist.​

While still in college, Grace released her self-titled debut album recorded at the renowned Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, TX. After releasing her album she splashed onto the music scene winning NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where her, “Nine to Five Girl” was selected for Best Song honors.​

Grace carried this momentum when she performed as an Official Showcase Artist, at the 2010 International Folk Alliance conference, where she captured the attention of presenters and radio programmers as a young standout. Later that spring Grace won the Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest Grand Prize, and the People’s Choice award.​

Grace went on to join the Storyville Coffee “Freedom Tour” across the US with Willie Porter, David Wilcox, and her legendary songwriting father Pierce Pettis. She then continued to tour in various formats from solo shows, to performances with Pierce Pettis, to trio performances with her producer Billy Crockett and cellist Dirje Smith. In 2011 Grace won the Kerrville New Folk Contest, and was an Official Showcase Artist at the 2012 New Music Seminar.

Grace’s collection of accolades and years of touring led to her hugely successful fundraising campaign for her sophomore album TWO BIRDS. Grace continues to tour the country sharing her musical gifts with those who will listen.​

Read more about Grace at her website here.

Check out the rather lovely “Abilene” here:

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