Bellamy Brothers Global Career Continues During 40th Anniversary
Iconic Duo Only U.S. Country Music Act Ever to Perform in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar
2016 Stops Include Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and More
2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of "Let Your Love Flow," the 1976 classic that launched the recording career of The Bellamy Brothers. Since that iconic song was first issued, Howard and David Bellamy have created one of the most successful careers in the history of Country Music. With 27 Top 10 and 14 No. 1 singles among a catalog that includes "Redneck Girl," "Old Hippie," and "Kids Of The Baby Boom," the duo have consistently released hit after hit over the past four decades in the United States.
But, that only tells a mere fraction of the story of The Bellamy Brothers. A close look at their concert schedules over the past two decades reveals one of the most global careers in the history of country music. The duo has taken their music to a wide variety of countries across the world over the years - including stops in Germany, Norway, and Sweden. The Bellamy Brothers performed a sold-out string of shows with Swiss superstar Gola - adding his name to a list of collaborators over the years that has included Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, George Jones and Blake Shelton. In Switzerland, their crowds numbered into the 35,000 range, as well - demonstrating their international appeal.
In addition, the Bellamy Brothers have taken their music to places where no other country act has ever performed, such as Qatar, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and even India. In fact, one of their classic hits there made an impact on the audience unlike any the duo has ever seen in the states.
In a 2014 interview with Billboard, David recalled that on one of their India visits that "People came up to us and asked 'Are you going to do the 'first dance' song? We weren't sure what they were talking about, but it was 'Beautiful Body' because they use it as the first dance song at weddings. You never know how someone will interpret a song, I guess," he said. Of course, the song that he is referring to is their first number one Country hit, 1979's "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)."
And, as The Bellamy Brothers gear up for their next forty years, they are keeping their close ties with their fans abroad. In 2016, the duo will be returning to Switzerland, as well as making stops in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and Norway. Howard and David take a lot of pride in pleasing the audience - regardless of which continent their feet are planted on."
"We have been very blessed to have taken our music to a lot of venues and destinations that have always surprised us," said Howard Bellamy. "Regardless of where we might be, what makes each night special is that relationship with the fans, and getting to hear them sing along. After all," he reasons, 'Redneck Girls' are everywhere.
BELLAMY BROTHERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:
Feb. 20 Neuse River Music Festival Lenoir College Student Center- Kinston, N.C.
Feb. 25 Newberry Opera House- Newberry, S.C.
Feb. 27 Matagorda Co. Fair and Rodeo BBQ Cook Off Rodeo Arena- Bay City, Texas
March 02 Indian Creek RV Resort- Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.
March 11 Schliterbahn River Park & Resort Pavillion "Spring Break Week"- Corpus Christi, Texas
March 12 Old Coupland Inn & Dance Hall- Coupland, Texas
March 17 Kongres & Kulture Center- Aalborg, Denamark
March 18-20 Schutzenhaus Albisgutli- Zurich, Switzerland
March 24-25 "MS Cinderella" Viking Cruise - Sweden and Finland
April 06 Jamestown Fraternal Order Of Police Jamestown Civic Center- Jamestown, N.D.
April 07 Bismarck Rural Fire Department Bismarck Civic Center- Bismarck, N.D.
April 09 Havre Police Protective Association/ Armory-MSU- Northern- Havre, Mont.
April 10 Five Valley Crime Stoppers/ University Theatre-University Of Montana- Missoula, Mont.
April 12 Billings Police Protective Association/ Alterowitz Gym- Billings, Mont.
April 14 Platte Valley Community Center Theatre- Saratoga, Wyo.
April 15 Grizzly Rose- Denver, Colo.
April 16 Salt Creek Sports Lounge- Nephi, Utah
April 23 Private- Austin, Texas
April 26 ASAP Energy, Inc. Trade Show/ Pioneer Cellular Event Center- Weatherford, Okla.
April 28 Steiner Ranch Steakhouse- Austin, Texas
April 29 House Of Fi Fi Dubios- San Angelo, Texas
April 30 Redneck Country Club- Stafford, Texas
May 06 League City Village Fair- League City, Texas
May 07 Freiheit Country Store- New Braunfels, Texas
May 14 Music City Texas Theatre- Linden, Texas
May 27 Silver Saloon- Terrell, Texas
May 28 Atwood Music Festival/ Atwood Water Park- Monticello, Miss.
June 04 Wilson's Steak And Seafood- Doyline, La.
June 09 Private Engagement- Cleveland, Ohio
June 11 Lake Striker Marina / Concert Field- Reklaw, Texas
June 17 House Pasture Cattle Company- Concan, Texas
June 18 Mid-Coast Spring Break Bikefest Pickleheads Roadhouse- Sunrise Beach, Mont.
June 24 16th Annual Funtastic Fourth-Festival- Big Spring, Texas
June 25 Waylon's And Ray's- Brownwood, Texas
July 02 Redneck Country Club- Stafford, Texas
July 15 Bluegate Theatre- Shipshewana, Ind.
July 16 Bluegate Theatre- Shipshewana, Ind.
July 19 Anderson Music Hall- Hiawassee, Ga.
July 22 Country Thunder USA- Twin Lakes, Wis.
July 29 Billy Bob's Texas- Fort Worth Texas
July 30 Main Street Crossing- Tomball, Texas
Aug. 04 Clayton County Fair- National, Iowa
Aug. 05 Gillespie Family Farms "Friends & Neighbor Celebration"- Johnson, Minn.
Aug. 06 Private- Dickinson, N.D.
Aug. 07 Rollie's- Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Aug. 10 Umatilla County Fair Open Grass Courtyard- Hermiston, Ore.
Aug. 11 Tillamook County Fair Rodeo Arena w/ Grandstand- Tilamook, Ore.
Aug. 13 Hawg-A-Rama Points West Farm- Regina, SK, Canada
Aug. 18 Music Ranch Montana- Livingston, Mont.
Aug. 20 I-Bar Ranch / Concert Series- Gunnison, Colo.
Aug. 27 Theatre Dublin- Dublin, Ga.
Sept. 03 Loften Country Festival- Leknes, Norway
Sept. 07-22 Norway Tour (Venues TBA)
Sept. 17-24 Rock And Blues Cruise- MSC Sinfonia- Italy, Croatia, and Greek Isles
Sept. 24 Grosses Kurhaus- Bad Fussing, Germany
Sept. 30 Come And Take It Celebration Downtown Gonzalez- Gonzalez, Texas
Oct. 01 Red Neck Country Club- Stafford, Texas
Oct. 02 South Texas Fall Festival- Robstown, Texas
Oct. 08 Red Barn Convention Center- Winchester, Ohio.
Oct. 15 Bayou Fest / Highland Bayou Park- La Margue, Texas
Oct. 23 Private- San Marcos, Texas
Oct. 29 Lone Star Ball / Private- Houston, Texas
Nov. 04 Hank's Texas Grill- McKinney, Texas
Nov. 05 Wellington Ritz Theatre, Wellington, Texas
Nov. 10 The Museum Club- Flagstaff, Ariz.
Nov. 11 Peppermill Concert Hall- Wendover, Nev.
Nov. 12 Sevier Valley Center- Richfield, Utah
Nov. 13 Hitching Post 1- Apache Junction, Ariz.
Nov. 18 Country Tonite Theater- Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 19 A. Curtis Andrews Auction Barn- Federalsburg, Md.
Nov. 26 Sugar Creek Casino / Event Center- Hinton, Oklahoma
ABOUT THE BELLAMY BROTHERS:
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they've ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself-music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the '70's, took a winding turn into country music in the '80's, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and The Judds. "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way "Let Your Love Flow," had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They're the only U.S. country music act who've toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. For more information, visit bellamybrothers.com.