Holly Lamar
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Holly Lamar

Holly Lamar (born in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Lamar co-wrote "Breathe," a number one country and adult contemporary single by Faith Hill.[2] Her songs have also been recorded by Sara Evans, Wynonna Judd, Lonestar, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina and Jessica Simpson, among others.[3]

In 2002, Lamar was one of the first artists signed to Universal South.[4] Between 2002 and 2003, she charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The first, "These Are the Days," was previously recorded by Jo Dee Messina on her 2000 album Burn.[5] Deborah Evans Price of Billboard gave Lamar's version of the song a favorable review, calling it "a solid song and a great performance that adds up to a promising debut from a new voice with a lot to say."[6] Her second single, "Unkissed," also received a positive review from Price, who described it as "a shining calling card for a songwriter looking to make her own mark."[7]



Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2002 "These Are the Days" 51 Unkissed
2003 "Unkissed" 59

Music videos

Year Video Director
2002 "These Are the Days" Steven Goldmann

Singles written by Lamar

Year Single Artist[3]
1999 "Breathe" Faith Hill
2000 "To Get to You" Lorrie Morgan
"That's the Way" Jo Dee Messina
2001 "To Quote Shakespeare" The Clark Family Experience
2002 "Unbroken" Tim McGraw
2003 "What the World Needs" Wynonna Judd

Personal life

Holly Lamar appeared on BBC daytime TV show "Homes Under the Hammer", S14 E180, first broadcast on Friday 2 Mar 2012 and repeated on Wednesday 15 August 2012, Saturday 6 April 2013, Friday 13 June 2014 and Saturday 19 December 2015. She bought a house at auction in the Fulham area of London.


  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 230. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Holly Lamar at Allmusic
  3. ^ a b Songs Composed by Holly Lamar at Allmusic
  4. ^ "Universal South Set to Open". Country Music Television. January 10, 2002. Retrieved 2011. 
  5. ^ Burn at Allmusic
  6. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (September 14, 2002). "Single Reviews". Billboard. Retrieved 2011. 
  7. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (February 22, 2003). "Single Reviews". Billboard. Retrieved 2011. 

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