Bellamy Brothers Release 'Covers From The Brothers'
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 available now. The iconic duo transcends genres on the project, which includes everything from some of their favorites by Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder to the songs they performed countless times in their early bands like “Games People Play." To stream or download Covers From The Brothers, click HERE.
The Boot exclusively premiered a first listen to the Bellamy Brothers' cover of Stevie Wonder's 10th R&B No. 1, "I Just Called to Say I Love You." "We tried to cover a variety of great songs in our style. A lot of them were chosen because they were big world hits we would hear in our travels. And what a song title — who doesn’t want to hear someone say, 'I just called to say I love you?'" David Bellamy explained.
Covers From The Brothers also includes the lead single, the Bellamys' cover of Billy Swan's smash-hit "I Can Help" featuring Dennis Quaid. The Bellamy Brothers also filmed a video during their recording session with Quaid where they "got to witness a transformation that crossed a veteran actors' creative process with his lifelong love of music (Wide Open Country)." People.com premiered the video, filmed by Derrek Kupish of dkupish productions, while the trio debuted their live version on the Grand Ole Opry.
The Bellamy Brothers were inspired to record an entire album of covers after a label in Switzerland asked them to cut a couple of covers for a duets project. Produced by the Bellamy Brothers and Randy Hiebert, the 12-song collection also includes the talents of Paul Franklin from Vince Gill’s band and Jenee Fleenor from Blake Shelton’s band. Covers From The Brothers follows the Bellamys’ 2020 Bucket List EP that included their collaboration with John Anderson, “No Country Music For Old Men,” which has amassed over 3 million views.
When the stay-at-home orders took effect in March of 2020, the Bellamy Brothers were on Blake Shelton's Friends And Heroes Tour. They returned to their Florida homestead where their hit reality series, "Honky Tonk Ranch," is filmed and stayed busy through a 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 to fans across the country and gearing up for their 2022 European tour.
COVERS FROM THE BROTHERS TRACK LISTING
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