OXFORD – This Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., 6 On The Square (6OTS) is proud to present the award winning father-daughter singer-songwriters, Pierce and Grace Pettis. Pierce is a wonderfully poetic singer-songwriter with a long presence on the stage. Joining him is his incredibly gifted 23-year-old daughter, Grace, who has been gathering national recognition with the release of her second album, including five-star reviews. The talent is in the genes and together through heartfelt communication the Pettis duo will take the audience on a harmonious journey.
Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation’s most masterful songwriters. His lyrics capture the human experience, like artfully woven short stories, by drawing on the humor and trials of daily life. Add to that Pierce’s beautiful harmonies, inventive yet subtle percussion, strong guitar, and rich vocals, and you have the makings for powerful music.
During his long career, with ten albums to his credit, Pierce has appeared on many national radio and television programs. He’s won numerous musical awards, including a 1999 ASCAP Country Music Award for “You Move Me” – recorded by Garth Brooks.
Grace Pettis has amassed several years of song writing and touring experience and has built a reputation as a respected songwriter among artists, industry, and fans. She has two albums; Grace released her self-titled debut album while still in college, then she splashed onto the music scene winning NPR’s Mountain Stage New Song Contest, where her, “Nine to Five Girl” was selected for “Best Song” honors.​ Her second album, Two Birds, has received excellent reviews including Maverick Magazine who gave her new album a FIVE STAR review!
Amassing accolades and awards, Grace performed as an “Official Showcase Artist” at the 2010 International Folk Alliance conference, and later that spring she won grand prize and the People’s Choice award at the Wildflower! Performing Songwriter contest. Additionally, Grace won the 2011 Kerrville New Folk Contest (her father took the same prize in the same contest in 1987), and was an “Official Showcase Artist” at the 2012 New Music Seminar.