June 17, 2008 They once released an album that touted them as "The Two And Only." Now the Bellamy Brothers have some other, very impressive numbers in their bag of tricks: Theyve released 50 albums during their career, and the latest packages all their No. 1 hits on one CD.
Howard and David Bellamy released a 12-track collection of their Number One Hits in May, and this last weekend, they launched their Number One Hits Tour to accompany the package. The tour kicked off Friday in Kansas City, Mo., and is expected to extend into 2009 with a pair of trips to Europe, where their itinerary includes stops in Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. The set list is stocked with all of their chart-topping hits, which include "Redneck Girl," "Old Hippie," "Kids Of The Baby Boom," "If I Said You Have A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me," "Let Your Love Flow" and the Forester Sisters collaboration "Too Much Is Not Enough."
Their Scandinavian venture begins this Saturday in Kongusvinger, Norway. They return to the States with a July 3 show in Gillette, Wyo. Theyll spend the Fourth of July performing at Roscoe Field in Roscoe, S.D.
In addition to two, one and 50, the Bellamys have another number thats proven humorously significant in their career: 18. Thats the number of times they were nominated for the Country Music Associations Vocal Duo or Vocal Group of the Year honor between 1981 and 2003. Despite that amazing consistency, they never actually won either of those CMA awards.