Arne Henry Sandum
Lars Håvard Haugen
Bjørn Gunnar Sando
Lars Christian Narum
Hellbillies is a Norwegian country rock band from Ål in Hallingdal.
As of 2012, they have released thirteen albums including a compilation and two live albums as well as two live concert DVDs. They are among Norway´s most popular recording artists. Their lyrics are written and sung in the dialect of the Hallingdal area of Norway and there is evidence of influence from traditional (folk) Norwegian music, giving a distinctive "Norwegian" flavor to their country music.
Their early albums often included songs originally recorded by country music artists from the USA with The Hellbillies writing new lyrics in Norwegian. Later efforts have included much more original material that reflect contemporary Norwegian people and Norwegian life and issues.
They have also collaborated with musicians from the US. For example, Rob Hajacos from Nashville, who plays fiddle on most Garth Brooks albums, plays on three of The Hellbillies albums.
In 2013 the Hellbillies appeared at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival performing together with Jazz guests the Violin virtuoso Ola Kvernberg and the super trumpeter Mathias Eick. In 2013 they also contributed to the book "Think like a rockstar" Tenk som en rockestjerne, written by Ståle Økland.