NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 18, 2016)
– 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
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
“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