Most of us in Shreveport-Bossier know that Terry Bradshaw, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Elvis' guitarist James Burton are all from our neck of the woods... but here are some more famous folks with roots in the SBC that you may not know of.

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    Valerie Bertinelli

    America's Sweetheart of the 70's and 80's

    Valerie lived in Shreveport as a child. She is most famous for her sitcom "One Day at a Time." She was also once married to Eddie Van Halen.

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    Jared Leto

    Academy Award Winner

    Born and reared in Bossier City by a single mother, Leto is an Academy Award winning actor for his role in Dallas Buyer's Club and the front-man for the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

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    Hank Williams Jr.

    Bocephus

    Born in Shreveport, Hank is on the Mt. Rushmore of country music along with his daddy Hank Williams Sr. who made his mark at the Louisiana Hayride.

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    Keith Stegall

    One of Nashville's Most Revered Producers

    Maybe you've never heard of Keith Stegall, but you've heard his music! Songwriter and producer for Alan Jackson, George Jones, the Zac Brown Band and others. Keith penned George Strait's #1 hit "I Hate Everything."

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    Kix Brooks

    One Half of Brooks and Dunn

    Local country music fans are pretty savvy to the fact that Kix Brooks hails from Shreveport. He also attended Louisiana Tech. Brooks and Dunn is simply one of the most successful country acts of all time.

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    Van Cliburn

    Famed Pianist

    Born and reared in Shreveport, Van Cliburn's fame is world-wide. He has received honors from multiple presidents in multiple countries. A prestigious international piano competition is named in his honor.

     

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    George Carlin

    Legendary Comedian

    Carlin was born in New York, but joined the armed forces as soon as he was old enough. He was stationed at Barksdale AFB and started his entertainment career as a disc jockey in Shreveport.