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Lamar began to write songs, and by the age of 18, his first song was recorded by a major Nashville act, Lonzo & Oscar. Following were other songs recorded by such artists as Hank Williams, Jr., Loretta Lynn, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Gibson, Johnny Rodriquez, Johnny Duncan, Al Martino, Jim Ed Brown, Bob Luman, Lefty Frizzell, Billy Walker, and various other artist.
His songwriting and musical talent as a guitarist and vocalist led him to become lead guitarist and band leader for Hank Williams Jr. for twenty years.
As a MGM Recording Artist, Lamar had many records in the national charts. This gained him much notoriety in the music industry including a BMI Award for Outstanding Performance of his recording of the song "The Great Pretender". This was one of only 13 awards given that year.
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Alabama-born Lamar Morris has enjoyed a varied, relatively successful, and a lengthy career in country music, spending years as part of Hank Williams Jr.’s back-up Bama Band; writing hit songs for Hank Jr. and others (most notably the 1972 #1 hit Eleven Roses), and charting with a series of his own hit singles in the early 70’s with country versions of Pop hits like The Great Pretender. Surprisingly, Lamar Morris never released a full solo album of his own songs...until Walls Of Memories, a powerful collection of pure country winners.
Lamar Morris has a deep (aged) baritone vocal, especially effective on his three-chord hurtin’ tunes...and there’s a bunch of ‘em here. The title track Walls Of Memories is an absolute gem, containing one of the best descriptive lyric lines in a country song in ages with his lament:- “...two hundred pounds of hurt, in a wrinkled dirty shirt...” even Harlan Howard would be proud of that one. Equally strong is the tear-jerking These Lonely Walls, the plaintive That’s Easy For You To Say and, for a change of pace, the swing tune, Texas.
Morris has written or co-written all but two of the songs on the album. One of the ‘imports’, The Night A Country Star Was Born; is one of those special country ‘ghost story’ songs that hits home, and Lamar Morris’ honest delivery makes the tale even more believable.
Lamar Morris co-produced Walls Of Memories with his songwriting partner Wes Laird; and the Nashville sessions feature ace players like Bryan Sutton, Larry Franklin, Hank Singer, Sonny Garrish, Milton Sledge, etc.; giving the music the authentic feel this material deserves.
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