An evening of exceptional Americana music from singer/songwriter Grace Pettis. Grace has penned songs on Grammy winning artist Ruthie Foster's latest album, as well as won numerous awards and accolades herself, including winning NPR's Mountain Stage, Wildflower Songwriting Contest and Kerrville Folk Festival. Atlanta-based Scott Ivey opens the night with his unique sound described as blue-eyed soul meets country music.
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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.
Scott Ivey started out playing youth groups with his high school band...
"Straight up rock... That's what we were." Remembers Scott.
"We had a lot of fun with a lot of volume... We went from youth groups to bars to clubs to showcases to festivals... etc. The Robert Barnes Band was a good time, but it wasn't really 'about' anything."
The search for deeper meaning eventually led to a band break up, but Scott continued on... His solo effort, "Come Back", became popular with a wide variety of fans, but never gained any real traction.
In the midst of becoming a dad twice over, Scott decided to pack up his performance hat and go another route. "I felt like, and I still believe, that God was calling me. When I got the call to move to California, we were beside ourselves..."
Scott became a worship pastor at Bayside Church in Roseville California, and after a few years of exciting ministry, ended up settling down in Texas.
"I look at these past several years as much more than leading music. My family and I were able to be used across the country and back again... I learned more about who I am and who God says I am, and I know that it was all planned out for us." After moving to Texas, Scott and Alison had their third child. When it came time to make some tough life decisions, they decided to trust God with the direction they felt Him leading.
Scott is now a full-time performer, award winning songwriter and producer with Scott Ivey Creative Productions based out of San Antonio Texas.