MP3 At 3PM: Laura Cantrell

Nashville-born, New York-based Laura Cantrell just released Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs Of The Queen Of Country Music (Diesel Only). The 10-track LP pays tribute to Wells, arguably country music’s first female star. “I’ve been a Kitty Wells fan since childhood, inheriting my regard for her music from my father’s family from west Tennessee,” says Cantrell. “I always responded to the fundamental feeling in Wells’ singing, her way of sounding both emotional and restrained at once, a really affecting combination.” Download album opener “Kitty Wells Dresses” below.

“Kitty Wells Dresses” (download):