Luke Bell was an American country singer and musician. He was born on January 27, 1990, and died around August 29, 2022. Rolling Stone says that Bell “played classic honky-tonk with a wink and a yodel that woke up the sleeping ghosts of the country better than any voodoo spell ever could.”
Bell was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in Cody, Wyoming. He went to Cody High School and got his diploma in 2008. Bell went to college for a short time in Laramie, Wyoming, but then dropped out.
Debut Self-titled Album
In 2012, Bell moved to Austin, Texas, where he made his first album, “Bell.”Bell also made the whole album himself as a producer.
Don't Mind If I Do
Bell moved to New Orleans for a short time. To make money, he played music on the street. After that, he moved back to Cody, Wyoming, where he wrote and recorded his second full-length album, Don't Mind If I Do.
Bell wrote the album while working on a ranch and recorded it after a Kickstarter campaign gave him money to do so. Bell hired Andrija Tokic to make the album because he had worked with Caitlin Rose, Alabama Shakes, and Hurray for the Riff Raff before.
In the same year, Bell did a Daytrotter session. Daytrotter says that the people Bell writes about “have personalities bigger than life” and that “Bell is undoubtedly one of the most talented countries and western songwriters working.”
Bell moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when the second record era was over. In 2016, Bell released his second self-titled album and his third and last studio album. It had some songs from his previous album and some new songs.
“Sometimes,” a song from the album that was first released as a single on Bell's 2014 album, got attention from both NPR Music and Rolling Stone. The song got a music video with Erin Rae, Patrick Sweany, and Kristina Murray. Bell put out a cover of John Lennon's 1971 song “Jealous Guy” at the end of 2016.
On August 20, 2022, Bell went missing in Tucson, Arizona, while his friend went out to eat. He was found dead nine days later in Tucson, not far from where he had been seen last. He was 32. Bell had a severe form of bipolar disorder and had just changed the medicine he was taking to treat it before he died.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Did Luke Bell Go Missing?
Matt Kinman, a close friend and fellow country singer said he was with Bell recently and had been taking care of him for the past six years. He told Saving Country Music, which first reported the news, that Bell went missing in Tucson on August 20.
What 32-year-old Country Music Star Died?
Luke Bell, a 32-year-old country music singer who went missing earlier this month, has died, police in Tucson, Arizona, told CBS News on Tuesday. Police found Bell on Friday in Midtown Tucson, and an investigation is still ongoing.
What's Luke Bell's Age?
Luke Bell was 32 years old.