credit: Nicola Gell
As a card-carrying member of the South Austin scene, Grace Pettis has amassed bragging rights to spare. She just signed a multi-year publishing deal in January of 2019 with BMG Music and signed a multi-album recording contract with MPress Records. Grace is also a member of Nobody's Girl, Austin's newest songwriter supergroup (with BettySoo and Rebecca Loebe). 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 grants over the past two years from the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, enabling her to attend the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat, the South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop, and the Buddy Holly Songwriting Retreat and to co-write new songs with award-winning, chart-topping songwriters. Pettis' 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.
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