With stunning vocals and lyrics as rich as the soil of her native land Nebraska, Kelli Rachel Belles’ natural charisma and charm comes through her songs and straight to your heart. Belles’ lyrics tell stories of love, heartbreak and hardships with deep meaning and wit. Nashville industry folks have compared her songwriting to a young Dolly Parton, and a female Brad Paisley.
Belles has amassed over 24M views of her original songs on TikTok, and has been featured on CMT, The Heartland Network, Spotify’s New Music Nashville, New Music Friday Country, Fresh Finds Country, Next from Nashville, Texas Country Now, as well as Apple Music’s New In Country, Sound Check, Cool Country, and What Would Dolly Do? In the past year, her Instagram has grown 300%. Belles’ story and songs has been highlighted by Hollywood Life, iHeart Radio, Country Swag, The Boot, Authority Magazine, Parade Magazine, The Country Note, The Nebraska Project 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 and VIACOM.
Belles has developed a loyal following on social media platforms like TikTok, (373K followers), and Instagram (122K followers). When not touring, she lives in Germantown and writes daily on Music Row. She lives with her mini dauschund, Penny, and enjoys every aspect of her creative life.
"Center piecing the stacked lineup, Belles (AKA Kelli Rachel Belles) impressed during the 8 o’clock timeslot on a night that arrived only a day after dropping her most recent single “Break Up With Your Ex,” strongly showcasing her blending of pop sensibilities, modern country ideals, and a moody twist into both ends of her spectrum to impressively highlight the stunning power of her voice and crispness of the realism embedded into each lyrical turn."
Today's Country Magazine, Jeffrey Kurtis 7/29/23
“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.”
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, 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.
Belles is a clear voiced artist with an underdog spirit and a crisp tone that make her a shiny newcomer to the country music scene. She even won "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the Rocky Mountain CMAs.
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
Cool unique voice. You did it justice. Thanks for the cover of Neon Moon.
Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn
Thank you Belles for the great job you did at 2018 Country Stampede. I greatly appreciate the professionalism and great music you brought to our main stage. You were great to work with and the fans loved you. Best wishes for continued success!
Country Stampede LLC, President/General Manager
As Belles opened for country star Brett Eldredge at the Fair, the energy she has on stage is heartwarming. Visible in the way she smiles when she performs, the love resonates with anyone watching. The crowd was receipting as well - many in the track section of the Pepsi Grandstand were singing along to the originals.
Belles went above and beyond what we expected from them. They nailed their sets and provided our crowds with a tremendous show. When we needed them most they were true rockstars.
Executive Director NEBRASKALand DAYS