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Singer/songwriter plans concert at Sautee Nacoochee
Award-winning singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis will perform at Sautee Nacoochee on Saturday evening. - photo by For The Times

The Evening Star Series at Sautee Nacoochee continues this weekend with a visit from singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis.

Pettis, a former staff songwriter at Polygram and Universal Music Publishing in Nashville, has received many awards for his music, including a 1999 Country Music Award from ASCAP for "You Move Me." The song was co-written with Gordon Kennedy and featured on Garth Brooks’ album, "Sevens."

Pettis’ latest album, "Great Big World," is his eighth.

Clint Underwood, communications director at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, said August will actually see two Evening Star concerts, which are held throughout the year at the center.

"Pierce Pettis is a really big name, and we’re really lucky to have him come through for us," he said.

The concert will take place inside the center’s gymnasium to allow for more seating, Underwood said. When guitarist David Wilcox performed earlier this month, the show quickly sold out, and Underwood said they had to turn many people away.

"So we’re trying to help people out, and we (the office staff) want to see him, too."

The next Evening Star concert is Aug. 23, when Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart perform. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are the same price as for the Pierce Pettis concert.