With stunning vocals and lyrics as rich as the soil of her native land Nebraska, Belles weaves together the classic themes of country music and puts them on their heads, in the point of view of feminism and bad-assery. Her natural charisma and charm comes through her songs and straight through your heart. Belles’ lyrics tell stories of family, heartbreak and hardships all with different and deeper meanings. Overall Belles’ uniqueness, nerve and talent makes her one to look out for in the Nashville landscape.
Belles has amassed over 3,000,000 streams, and has been featured on CMT, The Heartland Network, Nickelodeon, Spotify’s New Music Nashville, New Music Friday Country, Fresh Finds Country, Texas Country Now, and more, as well as Apple Music’s New In Country, Sound Check, Cool Country, and What Would Dolly Do? and more.
Belles has opened for Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldridge, Chris Lane, Rodney Atkins, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eli Young Band, Russell Dickerson, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will Hoge, John Michael Montgomery, LANCO, and many others. Belles recently completed a 136 city arena tour as main support for JoJo Siwa on D.R.E.A.M. The Tour 2019-2022, across the US, UK, Canada and Australia, produced by AEG. Belles took front and center with a dynamic, compelling opening set, leading her band to standing ovations and cheering crowds.
Belles has developed a loyal following on social media platforms like TikTok, (330K followers), and Instagram (120K followers). After a prolific year of songwriting, Belles is making 2022 a year to remember with new music releases, distributed by Empire Records Nashville.
Nebraska-born Belles’ journey is a story of a family affair blended with four months of viral Tik Tok success merging to create a catchy single. As a band, the singer-songwriter’s work involves Drew – her Berklee College of Music educated brother-and her mother, Mulberry Lane vocalist Jaymie Jones. Belles’ single — now with a video — “All Hat No Cowboy” was released at the end of April, and after going viral on TikTok with nearly two million views, achieved streaming acclaim, too.
“I knew my fans loved this song, and I really wanted to create a music video that did the song justice because so many people relate to it,” she said. “I also wanted to push myself in my acting on screen and really show the heartbreak of this situation. I’m so grateful to Taylor for getting me out of my comfort zone and coaching me through those tougher acting scenes. I’m proud of this video because it walks the balance of showing vulnerability in the hurt but yet strength in how the story resolves. I want this video to inspire fans to stand up for themselves and know what they deserve in relationships.”
The Belles are a band blessedly free of the corny trappings of stereotypical country music. Their sound has authenticity that cannot be denied. The Belles deliver an EP that is heavy on heart and light on cliche.
"Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to create music," Kelli explained to NashvilleGab. "I learned from my mom how to write songs when I was 13, and we have a blast doing music together."
Having already charmed audiences across the nation opening for the likes of Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion and more, 16-year-old superstar JoJo Siwa, a dear family friend from Omaha, afforded them the opportunity of a lifetime to join her our on the road for the 82-show tour which kicked off on May 17 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps October 2 in Providence, RI.
After an impressive 82-show run on the North American leg of Nickelodeon's Jojo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour presented by Party City and produced by AEG Presents, The Belles will continue on the UK leg, kicking off on October 30 in Glasgow. The tour, which has twice been extended, has already been named one of StubHub's Top U.S. Summer Tours alongside TheRolling Stones, Queen, Ariana Grande and more.
The Belles are a clear-voiced act with an underdog spirit and a crisp tone that make them a shiny newcomer to the country music scene. Lead vocalist Kelli even won "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the Rocky Mountain CMAs.
Overall, the Belles' self-titled EP is pure ear candy. All four songs on here showcase their tremendous talent and charisma as artists and musicians. They manage to appeal to both the traditional country fan-base and the country country crowd, thanks to their relatable lyrics and endearing melodies. This band is going places.
Driven by plucky lyrics and dreamy harmonizing, the Omaha-bred Belles generate engaging traditional country music for the modern age.
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