Bo Bice gave his house to a family affected by Katrina

American Idol 4 runner-up Bo Bice recently moved to a new home on a six-acre property in Nashville. Instead of selling his old house in Alabama, he gave it “to a family who had lost their home in Hurricane Katrina,” People reports.

Besides working on his album The Real Thing (which will be released Dec. 13), he “has also collaborated with Carlos Santana on the guitarist’s new CD; [and] he’s about to tape a concert special that will air on the Oxygen network Dec. 11,” People says.

He’s also a new father, and People has the baby pictures. His wife Caroline says, “Bo’s the best dad. He’ll just sit and stare at Aidan. He loves him with all his heart.” Bo is candid about the changes in his life that have taken place over the past few years: “I was up at 3 the other morning with a bottle in my hand. That wasn’t the kind of bottle I’d have in my hand five or six years ago at 3 in the morning,” he tells People.

Bo Bice Shows Off Baby Son Aidan [People]

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