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Bellamy Brothers
Bellamy Brothers

The Bellamy Brothers are a country music band, composed of two brothers, Howard and David Bellamy. They are the most successful duo in country music history. Their work paved the way for many other country musicians yet to come before the 1970s. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1400x1432, 388 KB) This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1400x1432, 388 KB) This image is of a music album or single cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the music in question. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Band may mean: A musical band A band (electronics) is a range of frequencies or wavelengths between two given limits In anthropology, a band society A Rubber band In solid-state physics, an energy band The Band, a particular musical band See also: bandana This is a disambiguation page — a... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...

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History

The Bellamy Brothers started their musical career at the end of the 1960s. In 1968, they had their first official gig, playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida. They kept playing throughout the south, often with already recognized musicians, such as Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd and others. A couple of months later, the brothers moved up north, discovering the potentials of rock/country music in Atlanta. 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... San Antonio is a city located in Pasco County, Florida. ... Percy Sledge Percy Sledge (born November 25, 1941 in Leighton, Alabama) is a US-American R&B and soul performer. ... Eddie Floyd (June 25, 1935 - date) is a soul/R&B singer and songwriter best known for his work on the seminal Stax label in the 1960s and 1970s. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


During the long road gigs, David discovered that he had a talent for songwriting. It was his lyrics that eventually made it possible for the duo to become an international act. This breakout came eventually in form of the hit "Spiders and Snakes," which sold more than 3 million units and brought the Bellamy Brothers to L.A. music scene. This article is about the largest city in California. ...


The duo was very well-known at the time; however, they were not yet famous internationally. That all changed with the single "Let Your Love Flow" in 1976, the song becoming instant smash worldwide. It remained on charts long enough to build an appreciable international fan base, which exists to this date. For example, in Germany the song stayed a No. 1 hit for two months. 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Their music gradually became more and more country-like. By the late '70s, another hit followed: "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)". Just like "Let Your Love Flow" put them on pop charts a few years earlier, this song did just the same with the country charts. This article mainly describes pop as used in its more recent sense, as a subgenre of popular music. ...


During the early- to mid-1980s, the Bellamy Brothers were among the most dominant duos in country music. In that span, they scored eight No. 1 singles on the Billboard magazine country singles chart, including "Sugar Daddy" and "Dancin' Cowboys" (1980); "Do You Love as Good as You Look" (1981); "For All the Wrong Reasons" and "Redneck Girl" (1982); "When I'm Away From You" (1983); "I Need More of You" (1985); and "Kids of the Baby Boom" (1987). They also shared a No. 1 duet with the Forester Sisters with 1986's "Too Much is Not Enough." An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... The Forester Sisters are an American country music vocal group consisting of Kathy, June, Kim and Christy Forester. ...


Other important hits in the Bellamys' discography were "You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie" (1979); "Lovers Live Longer" (1980); "You're My Favorite Star" (1981); "Reggae Cowboy" (1982); "Strong Weakness" and "I Love Her Mind" (1983); "Forget About Me" and "World's Greatest Lover" (1984); "Old Hippie" and "Lie to You For Your Love" (1985); "Feelin' the Feelin'" (1986); "Crazy From the Heart" (1987); "Santa Fe" and "Rebels Without a Clue" (1988); "Big Love" and "You'll Never Be Sorry" (1989); "I Could Be Persuaded" (1990); and "Cowboy Beat" (1992).


The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for most duo nominations. Throughout their career, they have released at least two dozen hit songs outside the US that were never released in the US themselves. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Nomination is part of the process of selecting a candidate for either election to an office, or the bestowing of an honor or award. ... ...


Discography

Albums

  • The Reason for the Season (2002)
  • Redneck Girls Forever (2000)
  • Live at Gilley's (1999)
  • Lonely Planet (1999)
  • Reggae Cowboys (1998)
  • Over the Line (1997)
  • One Way Love (1996)
  • Forever (1996)
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (1996)
  • Tropical Christmas (1996)
  • Shine Them Buckles (1996)
  • Dancin' (1996)
  • Take Me Home (1995)
  • Sons of Beaches (1995)
  • Native American (1995)
  • Nobody's Perfect (1994)
  • Rip off the Knob (1993)
  • Beggars & Heroes (1992)
  • Rollin' Thunder (1991)
  • Neon Cowboy (1991)
  • Crazy from the Heart (1990)
  • Reality Check (1990)
  • Country Rap (1987)
  • Howard & David (1986)
  • Restless (1984)
  • Strong Weakness (1983)
  • When We Were Boys (1982)
  • You Could Get Crazy (1980)
  • Sons of the Sun (1980)
  • The Two and Only (1979)
  • Beautiful Friends (1978)
  • Plain & Fancy (1977)
  • Let Your Love Flow [Warner Brothers] (1976)
  • The Bellamy Brothers (1976)

Box set/compilations

  • Angels & Outlaws, Vol. 1 (2005)
  • The 25 Year Collection: Around The World (2004)
  • Let Your Love Flow: 20 Greatest Hits (2001)
  • The 25 Year Collection, Vol. 2 (2001)
  • The 25 Year Collection, Vol. 1 (2001)
  • The Best of the Best (1999)
  • At Their Best (1998)
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (1995)
  • Latest & The Greatest (1992)
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 (1989)
  • The Best of the Bellamy Brothers (1985)
  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1982)
  • Greatest Hits (1982)

Singles

  • I Could Be Persuaded (1990)
  • Rebels Without a Clue (1990)
  • Rebels Without a Clue [Single] (1998)

Video

  • Latest & The Greatest [Video] (1996)

External links

  • Discography & Biography
  • Official site
  • Lyrics

  Results from FactBites:
 
MTV.com - The Bellamy Brothers (1123 words)
Although the Bellamy Brothers are the most successful duo in country music history, they have never been favored by the critics.
After some encouragement, the Bellamy Brothers recorded and released Williams' song, "Let Your Love Flow." The song broke the doors wide open for the brothers, topping the pop charts and climbing into the country Top 30, as well as being a major hit in Britain, West Germany, and Scandinavia.
The Bellamy Brothers' country breakthrough happened in 1979, with the tongue-in-cheek "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me." Initially, the song was a hit in Ireland, convincing the duo's American record company to release it as a single.
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