Monday, March 19 at 7:30 PM - 10 PM EDT
81001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, Florida 33036
"...one of the most talented
young singer-songwriters in America."
- Michael Granberry, The Dallas Morning News -
NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Songwriting Contest Winner and "Best Song" Winner
Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest Winner
Wildflower! Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner and "People's Choice" Winner
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 Grace's brothers Rayvon and George (100 Watt Horse) are songwriters and musicians.
In her short career, Grace has already lived up to her birthright, winning numerous songwriting awards (Kerrville New Folk Contest; NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, etc.) 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).
Grace's latest Kickstarter campaign has succeeded at 120% of its goal, with the help of 350 backers, raising over $24,000 towards the making of Grace’s third album, produced by Dan Barrett, of the Austin-based band, PorterDavis (exp. 2017 release ).
In recent news, 3-time Grammy-nominated artist Ruthie Foster has covered two Grace Pettis original songs on her spring 2017 release, "Joy Comes Back." In May 2017, Grace became an award recipient of the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation , which made it possible for her to attend the exclusive "Chris Difford's Songwriting Retreat" in Glastonbury, England.