Courtney Marie Andrews announces partnership with Fat Possum Records and Mama Bird Recording Co. with video of previously unreleased “Heart and Mind”

Courtney Marie Andrews, whose breakout 2016 release on Mama Bird Recording Co. Honest Life grabbed year-end lists from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, American Songwriter to NPR, is announcing today that Fat Possum Records and Mama Bird Recording Co. are joining forces to support her work. Both Fat Possum and Mama Bird will partner with Ms. Andrews’ European label, Loose Music, where Andrews recently performed on the first episode of the new season of Later…With Jools Holland (alongside Thundercat, Anderson Paak, Spoon). Andrews will be heading on tour with Joe Pug for a run in Australia this summer before a headlining tour in Europe in the fall, an official showcase at the Americana Music Fest in Nashville and a North American tour with Hamilton Leithauser beginning in October.

Andrews says of the partnership: “I’m elated that Fat Possum will be co-releasing my albums with Mama Bird Recording Co. So honored to be a part of a label with such an incredible catalog, that includes artists like Townes Van Zandt, Al Green, and Fred McDowell, yet continues to support new songwriters and artists. Fat Possum has a unique and rich history with music, and I’m grateful they’ll be taking me on.”

Nashville’s WMOT have just posted a video of Andrews’ unreleased song “Heart and Mind” which she explains:

“Back in November, only two days or so after the election, this song hit me like a brick at a Love’s Truck Stop. I pulled over, and wrote it in 10 minutes. That’s how some songs are delivered, fully formed, and you must write them when they come. For the first time in my womanhood, I felt powerless, because the man who was supposed to rule our country made some very shocking and hurtful comments about women. It reminded me of all the times I, or someone close to me, had been harassed, sexually abused, cat-called, or body shamed. The song is intended to empower, and to conquer our demons. It is a statement, not a plea or a question. We ARE more than bodies. We are strong, intelligent, capable humans, with our own opinions and thoughts. It’s a song that I desperately needed as a reminder, and a song that I hope serves as a reminder to women who feel powerless.” – Courtney Marie Andrews

Watch here

Upcoming 2017 Tour dates:

July 06 – Brisbane, AU – Old Museum*

July 07 – Bellingen, AU – Bello Winter Music

July 09 – Newcastle, AU – The Edwards*

July 11 – Sydney, AU – Landsdowne Hotel*

July 12 – Sydney, AU – Coogee Diggers*

July 13 – Melbourne, AU – Spotted Mallard*

July 14 – Melbourne, AU – Caravan Music Club*

July 15 – Meeniyan, AU – Meeniyan Town Hall*

July 16 – Adelaide, AU – Grace Emily Hotel*

July 19 – Wellington, NZ – San Francisco Bath House*

July 20 – Auckland, NZ – Tuning Fork*

Aug 3-6 – Pickathon 2017 – Happy Valley, OR

Aug 10-13 – Edmonton Folk Fest – Edmonton, AB

Aug 17 – Bryggarsalen – Stockholm, SE

Aug 17-20 – Zomerparkfeest – Venlo, NL

Aug 21 – Noorderzon Festival – Groningen, NL

Aug 23 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

Aug 24 – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK

Aug 26 – Westport House (Harvest Music Festival) – Westport, IE

Aug 27 – Einniskillen Airport (Harvest Music Festival) – Einniskillen, UK

Aug 29 – Whelan’s – Dublin, IE

Aug 30 – Open House Festival – Belfast, UK

Aug 31 – St. Luke’s – Glasgow, UK

Aug 31-Sept 3 – End Of The Road Festival – Tollard Royal, UK

Sept 1 – Moseley Folk Festival – Birmingham, UK

Sept 3 – The Lantern – Bristol, UK

Sept 4 – Bush Hall – London, UK

Sept 5 – Bush Hall – London, UK

Sept 7 – Le Pop Up du Label – Paris, FR

Sept 8 – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, NL

Sept 8-10 – Leffingeleuren Festival – Leffinge, BE

Sept 9 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

Sept 12 – Privat Club – Berlin, DE

Sept 13 – Ideal Bar (VEGA) – Copenhagen, DK

Sept 14-17 – Americana Fest – Nashville, TN

October 18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^

October 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre^

October 21 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn^

October 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall^

October 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom^

October 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue^

October 28 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre^

October 30 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall^

November 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel^

November 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer^

November 3 – Boston, MA @ Royale^

November 4 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall^

November 9 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern^

November 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre^

November 15 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre^

November 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^

*Supporting Joe Pug

^Supporting Hamilton Leithauser

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