For the legendary Grammy Award nominated musical group The Bellamy Brothers, the love still flows after over four decades on the road.
And for the first time ever, that love is flowing right through Jackson County.
The Bellamy Brothers will make their first ever appearance in Pascagoula on Thursday, Feb. 17th at The Grand Magnolia Ballroom. Tickets are now on sale athttp://www.grandmagmusic.com and at Scranton’s Restaurant in Pascagoula.
The 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 with the mega-hit “Let your love flow”, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for numerous duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn and Montgomery Gentry,
The show in Pascagoula is set to be one of the first few stops on a world tour that will span about 14 months and reach five different countries.
“The tour schedule is slammed. It’s non-stop right now,” David said. ““Our live draw is bigger than it was in the ‘80’s. 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, who are really turned on and tuned in to us and our music….it’s a great feeling.”
“We’re old road dogs,” said Howard, when asked about the motivation behind their 200 plus concert dates each year.
Soon after their cross over into country music, some words David once scribbled on a dinner napkin that said “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)” turned into their first number one country hit. The Bellamys were emerging on the country charts with another bona fide smash. The song rocketed the duo 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 14 number one singles in the United States alone.
That song was the beginning of 50 hits inside the Top 40 Country Music Charts, 25 of which found their way into the Top 10.
Other big hits for the duo include “Dancing Cowboys,” “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie”, “Lovers Live Longer”, “Do You Love As Good As You Look”, “Redneck Girl”, “Old Hippie”, “Too Much Is Not Enough”, and “Crazy From The Heart” among many others.
The show in Pascagoula is sponsored by The Grand Magnolia, Scranton’s, Liquors Unlimited, Mark Cumbest of Cumbest Realty, Southern District Public Service Director for the State of Mississippi Dane Maxwell, Cathead Vodka, The Beau Rivage and Lagniappe Weekly.
A portion of the proceeds of every show in The Grand Magnolia Music Series benefit Dixie Adoptables Animal Rescue in Lucedale.