Pierce's musical education started in rural northern Alabama where he grew up listening to a diverse and potent blend of musical styles from the sacred music that his mother played in church to the rhythm and blues coming out of Muscle Shoals Studios where he later began his music career officially.
Pettis has a poet's heart, a farmer's work ethic and the passionate voice of a man on a mission. He is a great fan of the song and has not only mastered his craft as a solo artist, but also co-written with many of the best songwriters around including Gordon Kennedy, David Wilcox, Fred Koller and Sally Barris to name only a few.
In this interview Pierce talks at length about many of the key songs in his career over the last couple of decades including: "Chase the Buffalo," "Crying Ground," "Blacksheep Boy," "Neutral Ground," and "You Move Me." In addition, he also plays a couple of these songs live.