Today, Bell lives in North Little Rock, Ark. and owns and operates an Internet radio station, www.albellpresents.com. In addition to the long list of awards he received throughout his career, he was awarded the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Trustees Award, in February 2011. The Trustees Award puts him in the company of an elite group that includes The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, Ira Gershwin, Dick Clark, and others who have made industry-changing contributions to music in their lifetimes.
Far from resting on his laurels, Bell began an Artist Career Development and Entertainment Creation Division of Al Bell Presents in 2013, to help create and develop the careers of those he refers to as “new, up-and-coming, one-of-a-kind and authentic rare performing artists.”
In this capacity, he said, "Al Bell Presents is performing and arranging all of the functions that managers, promoters, marketing firms, booking and talent agents have done historically. The focused objective of this new venture is to develop an artist's career across the entire spectrum of his or her potential, generating income for the rest of their lives."
I remember Al Bell. Ms Bell’s baby boy. He was a great DJ here in DC. I was a student at McKinley Tech High School, my friends and my sister used to go to WUST to actually see him do his show. He did dedications for us and let us pull the UPI and AP news from the teletype machines. He was always friendly always welcoming.
Wait, I cannot fathom it being so straightforward.