“Working Woman by Grace Pettis is a triumph. The album features metaphor, exquisite storytelling, and melodic catchy songs by a courageous vocalist/songwriter who has chops to burn. A bright future is ahead” –Rock & Blues Muse
“From the fed-up Miranda Lambert-esque sass on ‘I Ain’t Your Mama’ to the quiet emotional desperation on ‘Paper Boat,’ Pettis writes vibrant pictures of the world around us today with fierce accuracy and soulful grace” – American Songwriter
“Overall Working Woman is the product of a stunningly gifted singer and songwriter that is ready to take her career to the next level” – Twangville
Award-winning singer/songwriter Grace Pettis has released her highly-anticipated debut full album on MPress Records titled Working Woman. Click here to get to know Pettis in our InFocusVisions interview. The album was premiered by American Songwriter. Working Woman debuted at #3 on the Top 5 Most Added AMA/CDX Americana Albums Chart debuted at #25 on the RMR/Americana Country Chart, and debuted at #25 on the NACC Folk Chart. It is available to stream or purchase today.
The record features an all-female/non-binary band, and was produced by singer-songwriter Mary Bragg and mixed by 2x Grammy® award winner Shani Gandhi. The rest of the credits on the album include an all-female/non-binary team as well, including co-writers, the photographer, and the graphic designer. Featured artists include Indigo Girls (“Landon”), Ruthie Foster (“Pick Me Up”), Dar Williams (“Any Kind of Girl”), The Watson Twins (“Never Get It Back”), Gina Chavez (“Mean Something”), and Mary Bragg (“Paper Boat”).
Pettis recently released her anthemic first single and video for “Working Woman”, which was featured on Ditty TV and CMT.com. Americana Highways premiered the audio track, and The Boot Magazine followed up with the premiere of “Never Get It Back” (featuring the Watson Twins). Pettis’s country-rocker “Oklahoma” premiered in Medium, while her brand new radio single “Landon” – featuring guest vocalists Indigo Girls and paying tribute to her gay high school best friend’s courageous coming out – premiered on Folk Alley, who wrote that “(Pettis depicts) the excruciating regret of betrayal and the redeeming power of love in her pure, ringing voice.” Early advance album reviews include Twangville, Queer Forty, Rock and Blues Muse, and Americana Highways.
Grace explains, “I thought a lot about what to call this album. I tossed around a lot of different titles, pulled from lines I liked or themes the record seemed to have. But in the end, it really had to be called Working Woman, because the album is not subtle. It’s about recognizing and honoring the work that women do in every space in our society. It’s about claiming our own power and place in the world. This record is about the work women do and valuing that work.”
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Grace is playing a few special acoustic and socially distant shows at her favorite venues to celebrate the album release. Tickets are available at gracepettis.com. More dates will be announced soon.
May 14 – The Junction at Monroe – Tallahassee, FL
May 16 – Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center – Sarasota, FL
June 25 – Red Clay Music Foundry (Eddie Owen Presents) – Duluth, GA
July 15 – Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe – Galveston, TX
For more information, visit gracepettis.com.