THREE and a half years ago, Brad and Angie Simpson made the biggest decision of their young family’s life.
Just months after a hotshot American music producer “discovered” their pre-teen son singing songs on YouTube, the Mermaid Waters couple relocated the entire clan to Los Angeles to allow him to follow his dream.
To say the move paid off would be an understatement.
Cody Simpson is now a musical and marketing phenomenon. The 16-year-old has more than six million followers on Twitter, performs sold-out gigs around the globe and is on first-name terms with the world’s biggest celebrities.
Having spent the past month supporting fellow teen idol Justin Bieber on his Australian tour, Cody and his parents and two siblings will enjoy Christmas on the Coast before resuming their surreal existence in the US.
Before then, however, Gold Coast Bulletin senior writer Dwayne Grant asked them to reflect on the chat they shared mere days before they made the move to the US in mid-2010.
Read more here.