The fifth album from Nashville-raised and NYC-based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell, entitled No Way There From Here, is a concise 40 minutes of well-written contemporary country songs indicative of the roots of Nashville music as opposed to the current of disposable pop fare dominating "country" radio stations. This is no surprise, as Cantrell was the host of a radio show on New York's WMFU that honored older traditions in American music. She also briefly worked as a VP on Wall Street and a contributor to the New York Times and Vanity Fair. So, given her strangely diverse background, the record's title could seem slightly confusing in nature; however, the lyrics on No Way There From Here demonstrate Cantrell's current perspective as a songwriter: aware of pressures and fears, yet optimistic and hopeful.
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