Austin-based Grace Pettis, daughter of renowned songwriter Pierce Pettis, won with two songs — “Nine to Five Girl” and “Turning Too” — from her self-titled debut album, produced by veteran singer-songwriter-master guitarist Billy Crockett, owner-creator of Blue Rock.
As a winner, Grace Pettis was chosen by host Larry Groce to be a featured performer the next day at the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Southern Culture on the Skids, The Coal Men and These United States. That show of the famous “Mountain Stage” weekly radio program will air internationally the week after November 13; check local listings for air time.
Pettis will also be part of Blue Rock’s two-show A Hill Country Christmas with Pierce Pettis and Friends, set for December 10 and 11 at the Ranch. Reservations are being taken at www.events.bluerocktexas.com
Featuring the high-end high-tech recording facility and 19 acres of Texas Hill Country beauty, Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio (which combines 19th-century-inspired architecture and Nature’s warmth) provides an inspiring performance space for its Studio Concert Series and hosts artists, producers and other creative spirits seeking perfection in their art.
Grace Pettis’ release is just one of the albums recorded at Blue Rock this year. Others by: Jason Eady (When the Money’s All Gone; producer: Kevin Welch), Sarah Jarosz (Song Up in Her Head; producer: Gary Pacsoza), Antony Hegarty (The Crying Light; producer: Antony Hegarty), Johnny Bush (Young at Heart; producer: Paul English) and Cliff Eberhardt (500 Miles: the Blue Rock Sessions for Red House Records: producer: Billy Crockett).
For more information, visit www.bluerocktexas.com and www.gracepettis.com