Lamar has a country music history as rich as his baritone voice.
As a Loango, Alabama grammar school student, Lamar was playing on Andalusia's WCTA radio with steel guitar legend Don Helmes. By age eleven he had performed for Hank Williams Sr. and the drifting cowboys.
Following "The Lost Highway" US-31 to Nashville, Lamar married Hank Sr's stepdaughter and penned Hank Jr's fist number 1 single, "Eleven Roses".
His songwriting credits feature recordings by a who's who of country music including Loretta Lynn, Lefty Frizzell, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Don Gibson, Billy Walker, Jim Ed Brown and Johnny Rodriguez.
As a successful MGM recording artist, Lamar received numerous honors, including a BMI award for Outstanding Performance of "The Great Pretender".
For twenty years, Lamar was leader of the "Cheatin´ Hearts" and "The Bama Band". Lamar later returned to south Alabama to be near his ailing sister.
To this very day, Lamar continues to share his musical talents by teaching guitar lessons in the lobby of the former Dean´s Drugstore, located in downtown OPP, Alabama, the home of 1950´s Grand Ole Opry star, "Doctor" Lew Childre.
In this historical landmark, Lamar decided to re-invent himself by composing the songs for this CD entitled "Amnesia".
Returning to Nashville to record, Lamar stated to everyone, "I want this album felt more than heard".
You cannot help but feel the true feelings of both Lamar and the band as you listen.
It is truly a moment frozen in time- New Year´s Day "1953".