There have been quite a few Abilenians who've made the leap to stardom. In fact, I wrote an article that highlighted many of them. But, what are some of those famous folks doing these days?

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First off, it's pretty cool to know that so many famous celebrities have these ties to our city. People like Jessica Simpson, Colt McCoy, Vinnie Paul, John Lackey, Aaron Watson, Bob Estes, and more have either been born or raised here. Kind of just blows my mind.

How the heck were they able to not only get out of Abilene but make the big bucks by becoming famous? I guess talent has something to do with it. Probably looks too. I have neither but I can type fast and whistle while eating crackers. So, there's that.

Anyway, with the help of the old interwebs, I went on the hunt to find out what some of these famous folks are doing now.

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As you can see, many of them are still doing what they love while some sort of just kick back and stay out of the limelight. Of course, we have lost a few famous folks over the years like Vinnie Paul in 2018 and most recently Sarah Weddington in 2021. Sad indeed.

Nevertheless, this is just more proof that if you set your goals, play your cards right, and work hard, you too can be famous, or at least get out of Abilene. I kid! I love Abilene.

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