Nebraska-born Belles’ journey is a story of a family affair blended with writing songs on Nashville’s Music Row for the past 4 years, months of viral Tik Tok success, and touring the world. As a band, the singer-songwriter’s work involves her drummer, Drew Rizzuto – her Berklee College of Music educated brother -and her mother, Mulberry Lane vocalist/guitarist Jaymie Rizzuto.
Belles will once again be main support for JoJo Siwa’s D.R.E.A.M. Tour in January – March 2022, visiting 37 arenas across the US and Canada. This, after opening for JoJo on all dates of her 2019 D.R.E.A.M. Tour, which also included the UK and Australia.
Belles has appeared on New Music Nashville and Texas Country Now Spotify playlists, Apple Music’s Cool County playlist, and CMT. They have opened for Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice and will be on tour across the US next summer. Belles has been named Female Vocalist of the Year at the Rocky Mountain CMAs, and enjoys her time in the great outdoors of Nebraska when she is not in Nashville or on the road.
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.
Cowboys & Indians Magazine
Today marks a career milestone for mother-daughter duo The Belles, as CMT Music premieres the official music video for their debut single, "Didn't Break Mine."
Drawing comparisons to The Band Perry and Taylor Swift (MegaCountry.com), the Omaha natives released the tune earlier this year, where the "cleverly crafted heartbreak song in disguise" (The Broot) spent the summer on Apple Music's "Cool Country" playlist.
The natural harmonies of family give Belles a unique, infectious sound that really stands out in the current country landscape.
SVP Programming, iHeartMedia
In this era of over-electrified and over-simplified country music, Belles provide a breath of freshness this format needs. Hip enough to be played by today's hot, new country stations, and yet pure and thoughtful enough for traditionalists, as well.
Program Director KWRE/KFAV