Pettipaw Country


Pettipaw Country is a four-piece country band hailing from Hutchinson, Kansas, that features Diane Pettipas on Keytar and Vocals, Gordon Pettipas on Lead Guitar and Vocals, Steve Heter on Bass, and Jeff White on Drums and Vocals. The band was formed in September of 2022, but with its experienced and talented members, they are quickly gaining attention in the local music scene. Diane Pettipas is an experienced performer with a career spanning two decades. She has performed with various bands and is also a vocal coach. Gordon Pettipas, on the other hand, is an award-winning guitarist and has won multiple awards, including the 2016 Blues Tone Magazine Award Winner for Instrumentalist - Guitar and the 2019 Blues Tone Award for Blues Rock Artist of the Year. He has also performed with famous artists like Eric Gales, Chris Duarte, and Pat Travers. Steve Heter has been performing in local rock bands for over 30 years, while Jeff White has also been performing for decades in various bands. Together, the band has an ever-growing song list of covers that includes classics from the likes of Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Don Williams, as well as modern hits from the likes of Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, and Miranda Lambert. The band's musical style is a cross between traditional country with a bit of rock and blues. Influences for Pettipaw Country include Brad Paisley, Whitey Morgan & the 78's, Cody Jinks, Gretchen Wilson, and Miranda Lambert. The band likes to involve the audience with audience participation and create memorable moments for the audience to look back on and remember. Pettipaw Country has its own PA and lighting systems, an in-house marketing/PR team, and uses a dB Meter to set the levels for every venue they perform. The band is currently booking shows for 2023 and is preparing to record their debut album. For booking inquiries or to learn more about Pettipaw Country, please visit their website or contact their management team. Website:







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is our way of hopefully making some ones day better. It gives us pleasure to perform and make people smile and have fun.

What is your music dream?

Of course we would love to be signed and touring as just about any band would but we just love to play and perform.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Not sure, we'll have to think about this one a bit.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

We all have different songs and they vary widely.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Brad Paisley, The Steel Woods, Cody Jinks, 49 Winchester, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Gretchen Wilson, and so many more

What inspires you to make music?

Life. Everyday something inspires us to write or record or perform music.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Life is short, make the most of it, do as much as you can with the time you have.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Energized, the more the crowd is into it the more we feel energized and pushed to perform better.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

This is another one we have to think about. Todays reality for musicians and music is so different.

What do you think of Drooble?

So far so good.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Booking shows. We do our own booking and it's frustrating dealing with "some" club owners/talent buyers.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, we try to go see all the local bands we can when we are not performing, whether we are at home or on the road.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

You have to have something memorable and catchy that people can sing along with or that will create a memory for them in some way.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

You've probably heard of them but: Ward Davis, Robert Jon & the Wreck, Sugarcreek, The Dead South, Railbenders, Mickey Lamantia, Vincent Neil Emerson.