Nine days after he was reported missing on August 20, Bell’s body was discovered on Monday close to where he vanished.
He passed away after going missing in Tucson, Arizona, and was well-known for songs like “Where Ya Been?” and “The Bullfighter.”
He performed at the Indio, California, Stagecoach country music festival and released a 10-song self-titled album in 2016.
He described his sound as “a little bit honky tonk and a little bit Texas, with healthy dashes of Bakersfield and vintage Nashville,” as per his Spotify bio.
Bell was born on January 27, 1990, and is a native of Cody, Wyoming. He began his musical career in Austin, Texas, playing a number of shows in the state’s capital. For his music, he went to Nashville and New Orleans.
Jamie Wyatt, a country musician, described Bell’s voice as “pure gold.”
Three albums by Bell were released: a self-published debut in 2012, Don’t Mind If I Do in 2014, and an eponymous album in 2016.