Bellamy Brothers Form 'Hippie Cowboys' Production Company To Pursue Television Opportunities
David and Howard Bellamy Continue 40th Anniversary with U.S., International Tour
Iconic duo and international sensation, the Bellamy Brothers, have formed production company Hippie Cowboys as David and Howard Bellamy pursue opportunities across multiple platforms, including television, cable and digital.
"We're in hundreds of cities every year playing shows - just imagine the stories we have to share after touring the globe. Hippie Cowboys will provide a foundation for us to build some really cool projects that provide a glimpse into our crazy life on the road and at home," David Bellamy said.
Hippie Cowboys is formed in partnership with content, branding, production and distribution company BaseCamp Media + Entertainment and Harper/Abdo Productions.
"BaseCamp Media + Entertainment is excited to be working with such iconic and highly regarded musicians. Howard and David have a unique family dynamic as well as continuing to influence the country music scene with their songwriting and performances. Our partnership plans to showcase both the Bellamy family life and their music in this new venture, " said Andy Sheldon, co-founder & CEO of BaseCamp Media + Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company pioneering new forms of content creation and monetization in partnership with global brands and retailers.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to tell the stories of these music legends, while partnering with some of the most experienced entertainment experts in the business," said Jason Harper, Executive Producer for Harper/Abdo Productions. Co-founders Frank Abdo and Jason Harper have been part of producing such shows as "The Biggest Loser" (NBC), "Hogan Knows Best" (VH1), "The Ex & The Why" (MTV), "Spike the Strip" (SpikeTV) and "Food Tech" (History Channel).
The Bellamy Brothers continue their 40th anniversary with more than 50 dates in the U.S. as well as stops in Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Sweden, just to name a few. The successful second leg of their tour coincides with their new album "40 Years: The Album," a compilation of past hits and new songs, which also benefits Susan G. Komen by donating $1 of every U.S. iTunes download to fund breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs. Click here to purchase "40 Years: The Album."
"40 Years: The Album" encompasses more than their four decades in the music business. The project is a compilation of past hits, like "Let Your Love Flow," "Redneck Girl" and "If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)" and 20 new songs.
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, Okla.
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.