This Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. the City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall will present the Bellamy Brothers in concert. The Bellamy Brothers consist of David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy and are celebrating 30 years of success in the music industry.
Their first big break came in the form of the hit, “Spiders & Snakes,” then in 1976 their single, “Let Your Love Flow,” became an instant hit in both the U.S. and Europe and stayed on the international charts long enough to build a huge international fan base.
By the late ‘70’s The Bellamys emerged on the country charts with another bona fide smash. “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. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen #1 singles in the U.S. alone.
Success followed success: “Dancing Cowboys,” “Sugar Daddy,” “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie,” “Lovers Live Longer,” “Do You Love As Good As You Look,” “Redneck Girl,” “For All The Wrong Reasons,” “I Love Her Mind,” “I Need More Of You,” “Old Hippie,” “Too Much Is Not Enough,” “Kids Of The Baby Boom,” “Reggae Cowboy” and “Crazy From The Heart,”…all have lined the corridors of the Bellamy’s musical history and their walls with platinum and gold.
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. .
“We’re old road dogs,” grins Howard when asked about the motivation behind the brothers 200 plus concert dates each year.
“Our live draw is bigger than it was in the ‘80’s,” added David. “I think the same people that grew up with us and with our music in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s obviously have raised a whole new generation of Bellamy fans who started toddling to our music. Now they’re turning up at our concerts as college kids . . . it’s a great feeling.”
Tickets are available online for $20-35 depending on seating at www.libertytyler.com or at the door one hour prior to the show (if not sold out). For more information about upcoming events, sponsoring an event or renting Liberty Hall, go towww.libertytyler.com, or call Manager Anne Payne at (903) 595-7274.