7 Famous People You Didn’t Know were from Shreveport-Bossier
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.