Grace Pettis

…one of the most talented young singer-songwriters in America.

Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News

In her short career, Alabama songwriter Grace Pettis has amassed bragging rights to spare. She is the winner of many of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including Kerrville New Folk Contest and NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where she also took “best song” honors. She has received several grants from the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, enabling her to attend the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat in Glastonbury, England as well as the SOLO Fest Songwriting Retreat in Lafayette, Louisiana, and to co-write new songs with award-winning, chart-topping songwriters. 

Grace’s self-released, fan-funded studio albums have garnered praise from critics, fans, and industry alike. Maverick Magazine enthusiastically endorsed her latest release, saying, “If you only buy one album this year, Two Birds is it!” Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy described Grace’s distinct, unaffected voice as a “wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunderclouds.” 

Grace’s songs have been recorded by other esteemed artists, including former State Musician of Texas Sara Hickman and three-time Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster. Ruthie Foster covered two of Grace’s songs on her spring 2017 release, “Joy Comes Back.”

Grace is independently releasing an EP of new co-written songs with Calloway Ritch (who plays lead guitar in the Grace Pettis Band) titled “Blue Star in a Red Sky.”  Pettis and Ritch leave for a 10 city tour to support the EP this September.

Pettis is also currently planning the release of her third studio album, “A Little Noise,” produced by Dan Barrett.  She plays regularly with her band in Austin (Calloway Ritch on lead guitar, Kurt Rivett on bass, and Ryan Neubauer on drums) when she’s not on the road.

Recently, Grace has teamed up with award-winning performing songwriters BettySoo and Rebecca Loebe to form Nobody’s Girl . The fledgling group has already been signed by Lucky Hound Music. An EP featuring original songs, produced by Michael Ramos, is expected this fall. 

Sarah Douga
Robert Vincent