The "Bellamy Brothers" are a country music duo composed of two brothers – Howard and David Bellamy – who enjoyed an amazing run of success starting in the mid-1970s. They are the most successful duo in country music history. Their work paved the way for many other country duos who followed, including The Judds, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and Big & Rich.
The Bellamy Brothers started their musical career at the end of the 1960s. In 1968, they had their first official gig, playing a free show with their father at the Rattlesnake Roundup in San Antonio, Florida. They kept playing throughout the South, often with already recognized musicians, such as Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd and others. A couple of months later, the brothers moved up north, discovering the potentials of rock/country music in Atlanta.
During the long road gigs, David discovered that he had a talent for songwriting. It was his lyrics that eventually made it possible for the duo to become an international act. This breakout came eventually in form of the hit "Spiders and Snakes," which sold more than 3 million units and brought the Bellamy Brothers to L.A. music scene.