In 2019, The Belles, a modern country mother daughter duo, played an 82 city arena tour of the US and Canada, as main support for Nickelodeon teen star JoJo Siwa, playing in front of over 500,000 people, from May to October 2019. Kelli (daughter) and Jaymie (mom), toured the UK in November, and Australia in January, as main support as well. This was the 7th largest grossing tour in the US in 2019. The ladies were to continue on the D.R.E.A.M. Tour for 52 more US and Canadian dates in spring 2020, until coronavirus caused the tour to be postponed until later in the year.
The Belles are the perfect fit to open JoJo’s shows, as most in the audience are mothers and daughters. The duo was chosen by JoJo, AEG Presents, and Nickelodeon. Previous to this world tour, The Belles had been touring the US in “Jan the Van” with a band, playing country music at fairs, festivals, bars and clubs for 4 years, during the summers Kelli was in high school. They played over 300 gigs, and have opened for Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Kenny Rogers, Rodney Adkins, Brandon Ray, Eli Young Band and many more.
The Belles released their new EP, “Nobody Knows Me Better,” co-writing 4 of the 5 songs, on September 6 2019, and charted on the iTunes Country Charts. The EP was produced by Grammy nominated Dave Brainard in Nashville. Their single “Beautiful Girl” music video debuted on Hollywood Life, and received consistent play on CMT Music, attaining the #2 slot on the CMT 12 Pack Countdown for 4 weeks in a row. The music video was also featured on Nickelodeon’s “Fresh Faces,” Sweety High, Pop Dust and Tiger Beat. “Beautiful Girl” was featured on Radio Disney Country’s “Let the Girls Play,” and Apple Music’s “New Country” playlist, CMT playlist and many more. With live performances on iHeartCounty YouTube Channel and Nickelodeon YouTube Channel, The Belles fan base has grown to 100K on all social media platforms. On May 4, their music video for “My Mother’s Daughter” will debut on CMT.
In 2018, the duo, originally from Nebraska, but Nashville based currently, was nominated for both Entertainer of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year (Kelli) for the 2018 Rocky Mountain CMAs, covering an 8 state area. Kelli took home the trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2017 Rocky Mountain CMA awards.
The Belles have played The Bluebird Cafe, Song Suffragettes and WSM Radio in Nashville. In 2018 The Belles released their debut EP called “The Belles,” produced by Mickey Jack Cones. “Didn’t Break Mine” was featured on Apple’s “Cool Country” playlist, and the music video debuted on CMT. The EP received stellar reviews from The Boot, Taste of County, The Country Note, Cowboys and Indians Magazine and Digital Journal.
“Rising mother and daughter country duo The Belles have released their brand new eponymous country EP. Their EP opens with the sassy and up-tempo “Set in My Ways,” which is reminiscent of a classic Dixie Chicks tune. It is followed by “The Leavin’,” where the listener can recall reigning country queen Miranda Lambert. Their debut four-track country EP was produced by veteran producer Mickey Jack Cones, who has worked with such artists as Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Walker McGuire and Joe Nichols. The Belles pick up the pace with the upbeat and refreshing “Didn’t Break Mine.” It closes on an angelic note with “Same Thing.” 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. This mother and daughter country duo is going places.” – Digital Journal
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“Driven by plucky lyrics and dreamy harmonizing, the Omaha-bred mother-daughter duo The Belles generate engaging traditional country music for the modern age. With classic-country values tossed with some pop-rock rebellion, Jaymie and Kelli Jones construct music for every country-loving generation. After a string of successes prepping energetic crowds while opening for acts including Brett Eldredge, Old Dominion, Dan + Shay, and Eli Young Band, The Belles are groomed for even more success after the release of their self-titled debut EP.” ~ Cowboys & Indians Magazine