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.

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