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Pierce Pettis began his long career as a writer/artist at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama and later as a staff songwriter for Polygram/Universal Music in Nashville. He is adored by critics and public alike, as one of this generation's most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture the common elements in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life.
Pierce's music can simultaneously pull on our hearts and keep us laughing. His beautiful harmonies, inventive percussion, strong guitar, and rich vocals are constants throughout his body of work.
His songs have been covered by artists ranging from Garth Brooks and Dion to Joan Baez and Art Garfunkel. Pettis' fifth album for Compass Records (Nashville), "That Kind of Love" (2009), received rave reviews from XM/Sirius Satellite Radio, Paste Magazine, Performing Songwriter, American Songwriter, The (London, UK) Sunday Express, Image Quarterly . . . to name a few. His newest, “New Agrarians” (by the trio of the same name) is a co-effort with Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel, released November of 2014. Pettis will begin work on a new solo project for Compass Records Group in 2017.