Written with Legendary Songwriter Jerry Lynn Williams
(Nashville, TN – Jan. 11, 2010) Pioneering Country duo, The Bellamy Brothers, have released “Heart of My Heart” to radio, the second single from their career-spanning greatest hits collection, The Anthology, Volume 1.
Co-written with the iconic but often overlooked songwriter Jerry Lynn Williams before his death in 2005, “Heart of My Heart” follows the release of Anthology’s first Top 40 single and duet with The Bacon Brothers, “Guilty of the Crime.”
“Jerry Williams’ been called the most famous unknown songwriter in music history,” says David Bellamy. “Howard and I only wrote a few songs with Jerry because we met him just a couple of years before he died, but he was one of the best writers we’ve ever worked with. We are really proud to have written ‘Heart of My Heart’ with him.”
Williams’ songwriting credits include Eric Clapton’s “Running on Faith” and “Pretending,” Bonnie Raitt’s “Real Man,” Delbert McClinton’s “Givin’ It Up For Your Love” and Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Tick Tock.” He also contributed tracks for legends such as Ringo Starr and B.B. King.
In addition to a handful of new and previously unreleased songs, such as “Heart of My Heart” and “Guilty of the Crime,” Anthology, Volume 1 features 13 No. 1 hits from the Bellamy’s prolific career, including “Let Your Love Flow,” “Old Hippie,” “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” “Kids of the Baby Boom” and “For All the Wrong Reasons,” among others.
Brothers Howard and David are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year and plan to release The Anthology, Volume 2 in the fourth quarter of 2010. The duo is currently touring in the U.S., with their annual European tour taking place later this summer. A Bellamy Brothers biography is also in production and is scheduled for release in 2011.
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