I've been fortunate enough to hold a career in radio for over 24 years now. While I've met many famous people in other cities, I've actually met some of the more famous ones right here in Abilene, Texas.

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Many years ago, the thought of playing music and meeting new people is what first really lured me to start my career in radio. Sure, getting to meet famous rock stars was cool and something I thought might happen at some point but the music is what really fueled my desire to become a disc jockey.

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Meeting these famous folks that have come through Abilene over the years was not only a "star-struck" moment, but getting to chat with people like Billy Bob Thornton, Will Smith, Aaron Lewis, and many others is still unbelievable to me.

From rock stars to country stars, to movie stars and sports athletes, check out these famous people I've been super lucky to meet so far during my 24+ years in radio,

Famous Rockers and Movie Stars I've Met in Abilene

Again, it's been an incredible honor to meet these famous folks who've come through Abilene to perform at one time or another. Just goes to show you that even though we're not a big city like Dallas, we're still able to get up close and personal with some of the most famous people on the planet.

Speaking of famous people, here are 15 of some of Hollywood's finest that have roots right here in Abilene. What are they up to these days? Keep scrolling to find out.

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