Courtney Marie Andrews Partners With Fat Possum and Mama Bird Recording Co., Shares Video for Previously Unreleased "Heart and Mind"

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Courtney Marie Andrews Partners With Fat Possum and Mama Bird Recording Co., Shares Video for Previously Unreleased "Heart and Mind"

Seattle singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews broke through in a big way with her 2016 release Honest Life. The record cracked Paste’s list of the year’s best albums, introducing legions of new listeners to Andrews’ sublime vocals and songcraft. And her star only continues to rise, as Andrews announced today that she has signed to Fat Possum Records—the Oxford, Miss., label will partner with Mama Bird Recording Co., as well as with Andrews’ European label, Loose Music, to support her work.

“I’m elated that Fat Possum will be co-releasing my albums with Mama Bird Recording Co.,” said Andrews of the partnership. “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.”

As part of her announcement, Andrews has also released a video for her previously unreleased track “Heart and Mind.” Andrews explained the empowering tune’s genesis in a statement:

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.

Andrews heads out on tour with Joe Pug in Australia this summer, then headlines a fall European tour of her own before joining Hamilton Leithauser for a string of shows in October.

Watch Andrews’ “Heart and Mind” video below, listen to Paste Cloud audio from her 2016 Daytrotter Session beneath that and find her tour dates further down. You can also read Paste’s review of Andrews’ Honest Life here.

Courtney Marie Andrews Tour Dates:

06 – Brisbane, Australia @ Old Museum*
07 – Bellingen, Australia @ Bello Winter Music
09 – Newcastle, Australia @ The Edwards*
11 – Sydney, Australia @ Landsdowne Hotel*
12 – Sydney, Australia @ Coogee Diggers*
13 – Melbourne, Australia @ Spotted Mallard*
14 – Melbourne, Australia @ Caravan Music Club*
15 – Meeniyan, Australia @ Meeniyan Town Hall*
16 – Adelaide, Australia @ Grace Emily Hotel*
19 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Francisco Bath House*
20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Tuning Fork*

03-06 – Happy Valley, Ore. @ Pickathon 2017
10-13 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Folk Fest
17 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Bryggarsalen
17-20 – Venlo, Netherlands @ Zomerparkfeest
21 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Noorderzon Festival
23 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
24 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
26 – Westport, Ireland @ Westport House (Harvest Music Festival)
27 – Einniskillen, U.K. @ Einniskillen Airport (Harvest Music Festival)
29 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
30 – Belfast, U.K. @ Open House Festival
31 – Glasgow, U.K. @ St. Luke’s
31-03 – Tollard Royal, U.K. @ End Of The Road Festival

01 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Moseley Folk Festival
03 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Lantern
04 – London, U.K. @ Bush Hall
05 – London, U.K. @ Bush Hall
07 – Paris, France @ Le Pop Up du Label
08 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
08-10 – Leffinge, Belgium @ Leffingeleuren Festival
09 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
12 – Berlin, Germany @ Privat Club
13 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar (VEGA)
14-17 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Americana Fest

18 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club^
19 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Visulite Theatre^
21 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn^
23 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall^
24 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom^
26 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue^
28 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre^
30 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall^

01 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel^
02 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer^
03 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale^
04 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall^
09 – Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern^
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Fonda Theatre^
15 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre^
16 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom^

(* – Supporting Joe Pug)
(^ – Supporting Hamilton Leithauser)