Hear The Bellamy Brothers Friday night at the Boykin Center. Seats are still available, but call in advance.
The Bellamy Brothers
When: Friday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Boykin Center, 108 Nash St.
Tickets: $35 for adults and $30 for students and seniors. Call 252-291-4329. Advance tickets recommended.
By Lisa Boykin Batts
Times Associate Editor
There are still a few tickets left for Friday night’s Boykin Series concert featuring The Bellamy Brothers.
“The floor is almost full, and the balcony is filling up,” said Barry Page, executive director of the Arts Council of Wilson.
The Bellamy Brothers agreed to fill this spot on the annual concert series after Leon Russell’s death in November.
Page said in looking for a replacement, the Arts Council searched in the Southern rock genre. They had considered The Bellamy Brothers before, but couldn’t afford them. But the group was willing to help out because Russell was a friend.
“They are being very generous to us,” Page said.
Friday’s concert here will include eight performers on stage.
“They bring the whole band,” he said.
The Bellamy Brothers’ best know song is the classic “Let Your Love Flow,” released in 1976 and hitting No. 1 on both country and rock charts.
Howard and David Bellamy have been performing for 40 years. Their big break came when Jim Stafford recorded David’s song “Spiders and Snakes,” and their reputation grew.
The Bellamy Brothers’ most popular songs include “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me), “Dancing Cowboys,” “Old Hippie,” “Sugar Daddy,” “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie” and “Crazy From the Heart.”
The group holds the record in both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association Awards for the most duo nominations.
The Bellamy Brothers continue to cross the country each year, performing their music.
Tickets for Friday’s show are $35 for adults and $30 for students and seniors. Call 252-291-4329.