Written by Staff Writer
Three weeks from now, Atlantans will be singing, dancing and performing to Josh Bell’s brand new release. To give residents of this famous, eight-square mile city a chance to introduce these songs to their families, Atlantans will become Bell’s “second family” for the release. As Bell told CNN: “At the heart of it, it is a rock and roll record but also a snapshot of the times through the perspective of a unique character.”
The idea to start a new music project was sparked when Bell was doing volunteer work at a children’s hospital in Georgia. He met a family that had taken in a few kids with scoliosis. One of the family’s children, a fourteen-year-old boy named Louis, had a severe scoliosis that required hours of surgery every week to straighten. At the end of the day, Louis would either be back on the operating table or hanging off the side of the stage, having just finished his concert.
“I met Louis and started to think about a project that would document Louis and his feelings about his life and emotions in a light-hearted way so he doesn’t have to feel bad about it all or down about it. He could just really have a good time performing and putting on a show like he would any other show.”
Louis agreed to be the first subject for Bell’s project, and now the two of them are rehearsing for a very special show.
Here, we introduce you to Atlantans and Bell’s second family:
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