[Cover photo credit to Derrek Kupish]
After releasing more than 50 albums over the past 40-plus years, the Bellamy Brothers’ first-ever, covers-only album, Covers From The Brothers, is out now. The project transcends genres, including everything from Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder to songs well known from their live sets, like “Games People Play”.
Covers From The Brothers also includes the lead single from Billy Swan, “I Can Help” featuring Dennis Quaid. The Brothers also created a video during their recording session with Quaid, filmed by Derrek Kupish of dkupish productions.
The Bellamy Brothers were inspired to record an entire album of covers after a label in Switzerland asked them to cut some covers for a duets project. Produced by the Bellamy Brothers and Randy Hiebert, the 12-song collection also includes collaboration with Paul Franklin from Vince Gill’s band and Jenee Fleenor from Blake Shelton’s band.
When the pandemic hit, the Bellamy Brothers were on Blake Shelton’s Friends And Heroes Tour. They returned to their Florida homestead where their reality series, “Honky Tonk Ranch,” is filmed and have stayed busy through their partnership with the Florida-based medical marijuana company Trulieve on their “Old Hippie Stash” flower product line.
The Bellamys recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of that partnership and are back on the road performing across the country as well as gearing up for their 2022 European tour.
Here’s our track listing for the new collection:
1. The Most Beautiful Girl
Billy Sherrill, Norris Wilson and Rory Bourke
2. Lord, I Hope This Day is Good
3. Devoted to You
4. I Can Help Feat. Dennis Quaid
5. Games People Play
6. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
7. It’s a Heartache
Ronnie Scott, Steve Wolfe
8. Never Ending Love
Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett
9. Ride ‘Em Cowboy
10. I Just Called to Say I Love You
11. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
12. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
BELLAMY BROTHERS 2021 TOUR DATES
Oct. 22 Odawa Casino – Petoskey, Mich.
Oct. 23 W.C. Peterson Auditorium – Ishpeming, Mich.
Oct. 28 Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre – New Braunfels, Texas
Oct. 29 H.E.B. Center – Cedar Park, Texas
Oct. 30 Lawn, Texas – PRIVATE
Oct. 31 Autumn Daze – Ennis, Texas
Nov. 5 Southern Junction Live – Rockwall, Texas
Nov. 6 Austin, Texas – PRIVATE
Nov. 10 Wickenburg Community Center – Wickenburg, Ariz.
Nov. 11 Higley Center – Gilbert, Ariz.
Nov. 12 Old Tombstone Western Theme Park – Tombstone, Ariz.
Nov. 13 Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five – Grand Junction, Colo.
Nov. 19 Northern Lights Casino – Walker, Minn.
Nov. 20 Dakota Magic Casino – Hankinson, N.D.
Nov. 26 Margaritaville Resort Casino – Bossier City, La.
Nov. 27 Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, Texas
Dec. 3 Las Palmas Race Park – Mission, Texas
Dec. 4 The Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall – Coupland, Texas
Dec. 9 Trilby, Fla. – PRIVATE
Dec. 11 Florida Cracker Christmas – Brooksville, Fla.
Dec. 17 First Avenue Club – Iowa City, Iowa
Dec. 18 Southbound Bar & Grill – Springfield, Mo.
Dec. 31 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
BELLAMY BROTHERS 2022 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Jan. 12 Kulturhuset Tromsø – Tromsø, Norway
Jan. 13 Stormen Konserthus – Bodø, Norway
Jan. 14 Lillestrøm Kultursenter – Lillestrøm, Norway
Jan. 15 Olavshallen – Trondheim, Norway
Jan. 16 Maihaugsalen – Lillehammer, Norway
Jan. 18 Oslo Konserthus – Oslo, Norway
Jan. 19 Moss Kulturhus – Moss, Norway
Jan. 20 Ibsenhuset – Skien, Norway
Jan. 21 Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel – Kristiansand, Norway
Jan. 22 Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel – Kristiansand, Norway
Jan. 23 Stavanger Kuppelhallen – Stavanger, Norway
Jan. 25 Festiviteten Haugesund Theater & Concert Hall – Haugesund, Norway
Jan. 26 Grieghallen – Bergen, Norway
Jan. 28 Rada Rum – Molnlycke, Sweden
Jan. 29 Slagthuset – Malmo, Sweden
June 9 Kopervik Festival – Kopervik, Norway
June 11 Sorvags Country & Blues Festival – Sørvágur, Faroe Islands
June 14 Globe Wien – Vienna, Austria
June 15 Stefaniensaal – Graz, Austria
June 19 Design Center – Linz, Austria
June 20 Congress – Salzburg, Austria
June 25 Trucker & Country Festival – Interlaken, Switzerland