He's from Ft. Payne, Alabama ran track, watched a lot of cartoons, the Evil Dead movies and served in Afghanistan for a year with the army before returning home and moving to Birmingham where he started making music. He performed with bands Liddy Rose and Red Mountain before finally performing under his own name. Pettis is an indie-country guy. In May 18th 2015 he released his debut album "Insureda". His new album "Dying Light" was released in December 2017 on Badfoot Records!