Lloyd is a true American Balladeer. His music reflects his strong family heritage of a love of music. 'My first guitar was my grandma's broom back in Leesville, Louisiana. She would either be in her kitchen creating miracles with food or out on the porch with me, singing all kinds of songs. Most of the time, we just made up our own. I would strum the broom and Lordy the music we made!' Lloyd's music seems to fit in the 'Traditional' sound of country music. 'To me traditional is a hazy word. I'm not sure what traditional is, I recall hearing the 'Hillbilly' songs and then the more modern 'Western' styles. I think I fit somewhere in between those.' Radio stations are not going to play those old songs, and that is sad, because there is such a great amount of music that will be lost. I wrote a song as a tribute to Box Car Willie called 'Lord Send A Train.' I sent to the Box Car Willie Museum in Branson and received a nice letter and thank you note from them. My son was listening to a Box Car CD I had just bought and now he is always singing along with it. My grandson who is a guitar picker supreme, heard the Box and gave the man the greatest compliment I think he could get. 'Wow, I like that, that's country?' 'Sure is kid, and welcome to good music.' 'American Country Love Songs and Tear-Jerkers' is a CD that is pure country, but not hillbilly. I liked all of the songs on it and when I first heard it, I could actually 'see' a country singer on a stage singing. Is that part of your hypnotic routine? 'I am a master hypnotist and have been doing hypnosis for so long, I guess it is pure habit, I grew up listening to the radio, but when you think about it, before TV, families did not 'Listen' to the radio they 'Watched' it. I try to make my songs do that, let you 'Live, Experience, Be There' in the song, in the place the song is telling you about.' When you 'Live, Experience, Be There' with the songs of Lloyd Haymon, you never forget them, find yourself humming them and sometimes you just may 'dream' the stories that they tell about. 'Songs should be easier to remember, you should be able to hear a song twice and be able to sing along with it. I hope I never write music that no one can sing along with.' That would not be any fun, and it would not be me.' *** YOU COULD HAVE HAD THE WORLD GIRL- My favorite song on this CD. Lloyd told me that after hearing Loretta Lynn do Coalminer's Daughter the song that 'defines' who and what she is, he set down at the keyboard and finished a song that had been 'Brewing' in his head for twenty years at least. This song defines us all in one way or another. Vance Ryder- So, sing along, hum them, live them, American Country Love Songs and Tear-Jerkers has something for everyone. Enjoy. God bless.