2012 Homesteader Days
The annual Homesteaders Days outdoor concert will kick off the weekend activties on Friday July 13th with the gates opening up at 5:30pm and the live music on the stage at 7pm. Following the Bellamy Brothers, our very own Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers will be performing on the stage until after midnight (1am). Tickets to the concert will be $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Locations like R&R Trading in Huntley, Project Merc in Worden, and Shipton’s Ranchware in Billings will have tickets available to purchase in advance.
On Saturday, July 14th, Homesteader Days begin in traditoinal style with a parade at 11am. There will be events for the kids, candy and food throughout the day to enjoy. In addition to the many games, carnival rides, bingo, ring toss, craft shows and more; the beer garden will be open with live music from 9-1am. Mama’s Wranglers will be taking the stage at 7pm that evening with a fireworks show at dark.
Bellamy Brothers Performing at 2012 Huntley Project Homesteader Days
Friday July 13th – Homesteader Hall, Huntley, MT. Gates open at 5:30pm.
The Huntley Project Lions Club has announced this years entertainment at Homesteader Days. Get ready and get your dancin boots on!! The Bellamy Brothers will be performing the lead act with live country music to start the weekend festivities. This Duo, featuring David and Homer Bellamy have charted some 20 no. 1 hits and more than 50 albums since 1975. Along with some of their famous songs like Let Your Love Flow, Old Hippie, and Redneck Girl; country music charts throughout the country have had Bellamy Brothers at the top.
For more than 30 years, the Bellamy Brothers have been an unassuming picture of consistency in Country music, crafting honest, heartfelt songs that connect with millions of listeners around the world. Even more remarkable is the fact that they’ve remained relevant in a genre that has become increasingly enamored with style over substance, glitz over grit, and fleeting celebrity over artistic vision. Yet Howard and David Bellamy have weathered the trends admirably, enjoying enormous success throughout their career with numerous No. 1 hits on both the Pop and Country charts.
Totaling more than a dozen chart-topping singles in the U.S. and Europe. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” “Sugar Daddy,” “Dancin’ Cowboys,” “Do You Love As Good As You Look,” “Redneck Girl,” “When I’m Away From You,” “I Need More Of You,” “Old Hippie,” “Kids of the Baby Boom,” “Too Much Is Not Enough,” “Crazy From the Heart,” “Santa Fe” and “I Could Be Persuaded” are just some of the Bellamys’ Top Ten hits that populated the Pop/Rock and Country charts from the ‘70s into the ‘90s.
For more info, visit the Huntley Project Lions Club webpage.
About the Bellamy Brothers:
For more than 30 years, the Bellamy Brothers have been in the country music genre since the 1970’s.
Howard and David Bellamy were influenced early in their career while touring with R&B acts like Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd and Little Anthony & the Imperials. Later, the duo benefited from time spent around the blossoming Country/Rock scene in Atlanta, Ga. After moving to the West Coast in the early ‘70s, however, the Brothers developed their own sound and scored perhaps the biggest hit of their career in 1976 with “Let Your Love Flow.” The song was a smash in both the U.S. and Europe, shooting to the top of the Pop charts and helping establish an international fan base that still eagerly awaits the Bellamys’ annual pilgrimage overseas.
The Brothers continued to produce No.1 hit after No. 1 hit in the years that followed, totaling more than a dozen chart-topping singles in the U.S. and Europe. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” “Sugar Daddy,” “Dancin’ Cowboys,” “Do You Love As Good As You Look,” “Redneck Girl,” “When I’m Away From You,” “I Need More Of You,” “Old Hippie,” “Kids of the Baby Boom,” “Too Much Is Not Enough,” “Crazy From the Heart,” “Santa Fe” and “I Could Be Persuaded” are just some of the Bellamys’ Top Ten hits that populated the Pop/Rock and Country charts from the ‘70s into the ‘90s.
As the last decade of the millennium gathered steam, so did the Brothers’ creativity. They started their own label (Bellamy Brothers Records) in 1992, producing six independent albums in the ‘90s and several more for exclusive release in Europe on Jupiter Records. It was also a period that prepared the Bellamys for a record number of nominations (since 2000) at the CMA and ACM Awards in the Duo category – another highlight in a career that has unmistakably influenced many of today’s most successful duo acts, including Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and Brooks & Dunn, to name just a few.
Today, the Bellamys’ dedicated domestic and international fan base continues to allow the legendary brothers to tour around the globe at their leisure, having performed for fans and military personnel in just about every country imaginable. It’s a routine that has yet to get old for the pair.
“Touring has always been the lifeblood of our career,” says David. “We’re very fortunate in that a lot of our songs were hits around thtouring for us continues to be the most basic, grassroots connection with the people who like our music.”
The Bellamy Brothers’ success and longevity in the Country and Pop genres is a feat that few acts have duplicated, though one many have envied. What began as an unlikely duo from Darby, Florida has emerged 35 years later as one of the most successful and respected groups in Country music history. And they’re still going strong! Visit their website here.
About Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers:
Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers have been performing live country & pop music through out the state of Montana but mainly in Billings. From weddings, speical events, parties and holidays, Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers will rock your socks off with pop culter and upbeat country music. Normally, the band has played at Homesteader Days in Huntley Montana but play many other locations as well. With only 5 guys in the band, it sounds like twice as many. How in the world did they come up with the name Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers? Well with some beer and a some games of golf, I’m sure something came together. Not sure exactly how, but someone lost a good game of golf. Eitherway, one can tell this group enjoys what they do. Names of the band members are: Joe, Brummy, George, Jason and Rich. For more info, visit their website.