Growing up in Texas, Steve Lamar has always had some great musical and entertainment influences to look up to. Steve pulled up his small-town Texas roots and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17, and never looked back.
After arriving in Hollywood, he landed his first television job as a Production Assistant on the “Joan Rivers Showtime Television Special”. This lead to other production gigs throughout his first few years in Los Angeles.
Then in 1986, Steve worked on the pilot episode of a then-unknown show about a space-alien that resides with a suburban family, called “ALF.” Steve was the Associate Producer, beginning with the pilot in 1986, and produced for another three seasons of the hit series.
After “ALF,” Steve moved on to other network television series featuring stars such as Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Piven, David Schwimmer, Christina Applegate, Whoopi Goldberg and Henry Winkler. He worked with Networks and companies such as NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Walt Disney Television, Marc Lawrence Productions, Patchett Kaufman Entertainment, and Michael Jacobs Productions.
But what was still deeply instilled in Steve, since his childhood in Texas, was his desire and passion for music.
So in 1996, Steve decided to make the move to Music City… Nashville, Tennessee. Steve performed at venues all around the Nashville area, most of which consisted of his own original material. He then decided to bring his two greatest career passions together; his love of music, and his background in film and television.
That combination resulted in Steve landing a job in 1999 with Deaton Flanigen Productions as their Producer.
Steve produced an impressive amount of highly regarded music videos and nationally televised commercials during his tenure at Deaton Flanigen. Steve has also produced network television specials such as “Kenny Chesney: Somewhere In The Sun,” and “Big & Rich – Wanted: Alive in Deadwood.” He has worked with ABC, NBC, CMT, CBS Television Networks, and with Buena Vista Television, the Walt Disney Company, Carsey Werner Mandabach, ABC Sports, The Clorox Company, Chevy and The Recording Academy on nationally televised commercials and network promo campaigns.
Steve has also compiled an impressive list of awards and honors. He has received four GRAMMY Award nominations for Best Short Form Music Video, a CMA Music Video of the Year award and nominations, CMT Music Video Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, and numerous other television and industry nominations and honors.
“After more than 10 great years at DFP, it was time to start my own company, Lamar Brothers. With all the changes in the commercial and music video business model, Lamar Brothers is in an excellent position to provide creative production services to the industry and is already off to an excellent start. We look forward to becoming a force for good in the Nashville film community.”
Steve is a Country Music Association member, a member of the Academy of Country Music, and Voting Member for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He is also an accredited ASCAP songwriter.