My dad was a Texan and I grew up hearing about
how things in Texas were always bigger and better. Now my daddy was known to tell some
great yarns, but bigger and better often applies to the talent that comes out of Texas and
Steve Lamar is no exception here.
Steve's self produced album, "We'll Always Have
Paris..." is living proof of the great things that come out of Texas. Steve was only
about four years old when the customers in his mom's Texas cafe would give him quarters to
play a song on the jukebox and sing along. It was only a matter of time before Steve began
writing his own songs and playing in neighborhood bands.
After high school, Steve headed for L.A. where he
working in network TV producing shows such as "Working Girl", Disney's "Boy
Meets World" and one of my favs, "ALF", which Steve co-wrote the main title
"After several years in Los Angeles, I felt it was
time to commit myself to what I love most; Music," says Steve.
"Since moving to Nashville in April of '96, I've
had the good fortune to write with the hit songwriters, Burton Collins (How Can I Help You
Say Goodbye), and Byron Hill (Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous, She's Alright
Already, If I Was a Drinkin' Man, etc....)"
Steve certainly lives up to the honor of all his
credits in "We'll Always Have Paris..." with a true Texan style and a smooth
easy voice added to compelling lyrics and music. From the upbeat "There's Always
Something Broken", an almost comical heartbroken man left with nothin' but his dog
and a house full of broken down things, to the warm tender ballads like
"Something Blue" and "There's No Time Like The Past". While
Steve was generous enough to put 12 great songs on this CD, I want more and I'm very eager
for him to produce another winner like "We'll Always Have Paris...". It's like a
reading good book that you just don't want to end.