Raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Lamb enjoyed an idyllic childhood as part of a traditional Southern family. Though he gained his diploma through years of home schooling, Lamb longed for a more conventional experience. He decided to attend the local high school where he joined his first band, About Last Night. Something clicked within him when he took the stage and music became his destiny.
Lamb applied for a studio internship with Grammy Award-winning engineer, mixer and producer John Guest (Dixie Chicks, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers). But when Guest heard his demo, he knew that Lamb belonged in front of a mic, not behind the soundboard. Guest signed on to produce his debut album and quickly helped assemble a band. Lamb took an active role in the project, especially when it came to song selection.
"If it didn't have a positive message, I didn't want to sing it," explains Lamb. "Every song on the album had to have a meaning and a story."
Lamb's favorite songs explore the compelling themes of love, self-esteem and perseverance. The album's first single, "Praying for Gravity," reveals a love that almost defies comprehension. "I Won't Give Up," encourages the listener to stand strong, even in the face of criticism and fear. "Through My Eyes," strives to assure women of their true beauty and silence the internal monologue that plagues them with self-doubt.
"Though I love making music," explains Lamb, "I want to bring joy to others. I want people to listen to my songs and know that there is hope."
Before the inevitable whirlwind carries him away, Cory Lamb has plotted his course. The 21-year-old newcomer to the pop-rock scene is focused on a goal beyond awards and accolades, on something that transcends even lyrics and melodies. Amid the soaring vocals and driving guitars of his debut album, "Praying for Gravity", you can hear the unmistakable sound of hope.