Hi, I’m Belles, a 22-year-old singer/songwriter living in Nashville, originally from Nebraska.
Being lead singer, songwriter and front woman in my band is my dream and passion, and I’ve been writing on Music Row for 4 years now. My band is truly my family. My drummer is my brother Drew, 17, is a member of the Berklee Class of ’25, attending Berklee on a World Tour scholarship. He also adds harmony vocals. On acoustic guitar and harmony is our mom Jaymie, who is an accomplished musician in her own right, from the sister band Mulberry Lane, signed to MCA in 2000, and the kindest human I know.
Our new EP is produced by 5 time Grammy nominated producer Paul Moak (Joy Williams, Caitlyn Smith, John Paul White, Blind Boys of Alabama) will be arriving in summer 2021. The lead single, “All Hat No Cowboy” dropped 4.29.21, after going viral on TikTok with over 1.5M views, and made Spotify’s Texas Music Now editorial playlist and received radio airplay in Nebraska and Missouri. The music video will be premiering on CMT Music on August 23rd. The second single, “The Girl” amassed 1.2M views on TikTok, and after release on 5.28.21, made New Music Nashville editorial playlist. The third single, “Strangers Again” dropped 9.7.21 and made Texas Music Now and New Music Nashville Spotify editorial playlists. The fourth single, “Pause” will release on August 6, and the full 6 song EP will drop on August 27, 2021.
In 2019, we opened the D.R.E.A.M. Tour, the 7th largest grossing tour of 2019, playing a 96 city, sold out arena tour of the US, Canada, UK & Australia, as main support for teen star JoJo Siwa. Before the D.R.E.A.M. Tour, we played over 200 gigs, including opening for Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band & more. I won Female Vocalist of the Year from the Rocky Mountain CMAs, which is my most meaningful accomplishment. I was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, as our shows are high energy, but also full of heart.
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