As part of the GRAMMY Museum’s Programs at Home series, Moderator Scott Goldman talks with current GRAMMY nominee Courtney Marie Andrews about the making of her album, Old Flowers, which is nominated for Best Americana Album at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. Following the conversation, Courtney performs “Break The Spell” and “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault.” Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Bon Iver, Big Thief), Old Flowers was released this past summer on Fat Possum Records and features Andrews’ most vulnerable writing to date, chronicling her journey through heartbreak, loneliness and finding herself again after it all. In addition to Andrews (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), the album features only two other musicians: Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia (drums, percussion).
The New York Times says "Courtney Marie Andrews’s luminous new album, 'Old Flowers,' anatomizes the aftermath of breaking up: loneliness, bittersweet memories, recriminations, regrets, temptations, lessons of experience. 'Guilty' is slow and plaintive, reluctantly trudging onward like a Neil Young piano ballad as it unveils its increasingly tangled romantic dilemmas."