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Famous People from Lubbock County Texas
Famous People from Lubbock County Texas
Lubbock County's most famous people are from Lubbock, Idalou, New Deal, Shallowater, Slaton or Wolfforth. They were born here, raised here, or lived here. Their deeds and sometimes misdeeds have caught the attention of major media, noted historians and collectors worldwide. You may be surprised to learn your favorite singer, songwriter, actor, historian, author, football player, basketball player, baseball player, golfer or boxer is from Lubbock County, Texas
 
Jay Boy Adams  - singer and songwriter
"Jay Boy" Adams (born December 8, 1949 as James Wallace Adams) is a, songwriter, and . . . read more
 
Black Horse Commanche ChiefBlack Horse - Comanche leader

The last Indian raid in Texas began when Black Horse and his renegade band of Comanche, camped in Yellow House Canyon in 1876 in Lubbock County to hunt buffalo . . . continue

 
Don Bowman - singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Bowman was born in 1937, he is a American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host . . . more about Bowman

 
Paul H CarlsonPaul H Carlson - noted historian, author and publisher

Born Paul Howard Carlson in Lubbock County in 1940, Carlson is a  noted historian of Texas, the American West, and Native Americans . . . more about Carlson

 
Jo Carr - preacher, teacher and author

Betty Jo Crisler Car was a preacher, a teacher, an author, a missionary, a mother of five, and a leader of the Girl Scouts of the USA. She was the first woman appointed . . . more about Carr

 
Kenneth CopelandKenneth Copeland - author, speaker and musician

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1936, Kenneth Max Copeland  is a popular  author, musician, public speaker, and televangelist. He was raised in West Texas near a United States Army Air Forces airfield (Reese Air Base). . . continued

 
Barry CorbinBarry Corbin - actor

Born in Lamesa, in Dawson County October 16, 1940, Corbin graduated form Monterey High School in Lubbock Texas and studied theatre arts at Texas Tech University . . . more about Corbin

 
Chace CrawfordChace Crawford - actor

Crawford was born in Lubbock, Texas July 18, 1985. He is an actor, known for his portrayal of Nate Archibald on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl . . . more

 
Mason CrosbyMason Crosby - professional football player

Mason Walker Crosby was born September 3, 1984 in Lubbock Texas. He is an American football placekicker for the Green Bay Packers of the National football League . . . continued

 
Sony CumbieSonny Cumbie- professional football player

Born Sonny Jack Cumbie August 8, 1981, Cumbie was the starting quarterback for Texas Tech in Lubbock Texas during the 2004 season, where he led the nation in passing . . . continued

 
Sonny CurtisSonny Curtis - singer songwriter

Sonny Curtis was born May 9, 1937 in Meadow Texas. He was a teenage friend and band member with Buddy Holly in Lubbock, Texas . . . continued

 
James Duncan DavidsonJames Duncan Davidson - photographer and software developer

Born July 29 1970 in Lubbock, Texas, Davidson is photographer and a software developer . . . more about James Duncan Davidson

 
Mac Davis - singer and songwriter

Born in 1942 in Lubbock Texas as Morris Mac Davis, he graduated at 16 from Lubbock High School. Davis became famous as , singer, songwriter and actor, One of his top hits was  "(Lubbock) Texas In My Rear View Mirror" . . . more Mac Davis

 
Dorothy DelasinDorothy Delasin professional golfer

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1980. Delasin grew up in San Francisco, California. Delasin has four career LPGA titles including the 2001 Samsung World Championship . . . more Delasin

 
Justin DuchschererJustin Duchscherer - professional baseball player

While attending Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas. Duchscherer was selected by the Boston Red Sox in 1996 Major League Baseball draft . . . more about Duchscherer

 
Craig Ehlo - professional baseball player

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1961 and attended Monterey High School in Lubbock. Ehlo is a retired National Basketball Association player . . more on Ehlo

 
Joe Ely from Lubbock County TexasJoe Ely - singer and songwriter

Born in Amarillo in 1947, Ely spent his formative years from age 12 in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Monterey High School more about Joe Ely

 
Ralna EnglishRalna English - singer

Ralna English was born in 1942 and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She joined the Lawrence Welk show in 1969 . . . continued

 
Dan FloresDan Flores - historian, author, professor

Noted historian and author Dan Flores began his academic career at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he taught from 1978 to 1992 . . . more on Flores

 
Snuff GarrettSnuff Garrett - Disc jockey, singer and producer

Born in 1938, At seventeen, Garrett was a disc jockey in Lubbock, Texas. "Snuff" is often still mentioned on the Lubbock oldies station KDAV. He gained fame and fortune as a disk jockey, record producer, singer and entrepreneur more about Garrett

 
Dennis GentryDennis Gentry - professional football player

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1959, Gentry graduated from Lubbock Dunbar High School and Baylor University. He was drafted into the Chicago Bears in 1982 where . . . continued

 
Jimmie Dale GilmoreJimmie Dale Gilmore - singer, actor and producer

Gilmore is a native of the Texas Panhandle, born in 1945 in Amarillo and raised in Lubbock, Texas, he is a musician, actor, and producer more about Gilmore

 
Glenna GoodacreGlenna Goodacre - artist, sculptor

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1939, Goodacre graduated from Monterey High School. She began her sculpting career with timid beginning of a six-inch study of her daughter Jill, Goodacre . . . continued

 
Jill GoodacreJill Goodacre - model, actress and photographer

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1964, Jill Goodacre is a former model, actress and photographer . . more about Jill Goodacre.

 
Jerry Gray - NFL football player and coach

Born Jerry Don Gray in Lubbock Texas in 1962, Gray attended Lubbock Estacada High School. Today, he is a football coach and . . , more about Jerry Gray

 
John Thomas Griffith - singer and songwriter

Griffith was born in Lubbock Texas April 3, 1960. He is a guitarist and vocalist for the band Cowboy Mouth which he founded in 1990 . . . more about Griffith

 
Eric HippleEric Hipple - professional football player and author

Eric Hipple was born in Lubbock Texas in 1957. He is an author and former professional football player. He played for the Detroit Lions from . . . read more

 
William Curry HoldenWilliam Curry Holden - noted historian

Also known as Curry Holden, he was a noted historian, archeologist, educator and author. In 1937 he became the first director of the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. He authored . . . continued

 
E J Holub aka The Beast professional football player and coach

 E.J. Holub grew up in Lubbock, Texas and attended R.W. Matthews Junior High  and Lubbock High School where he played for the Lubbock HIgh Westerners more about Holub

 
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly - singer and songwriter

Born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock Texas in 1936 and attended Roscoe Wilson Elementary. From early childhood, he was nicknamed "Buddy". A contract with Decca Records misspelled Holley's last name as "Holly"; from then on, he was known as "Buddy Holly". . . continued

 
Landon Johnson - professional football player

Linebacker Landon Johnson was born in Lubbock Texas and attended Lubbock's Coronado High School . . . more

 
Curtis Jordan - professional football player and entrepreneur

Curtis Jordan was born in Lubbock Texas in 1954 and attended Monterey High School and Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is a restaurateur and former NFL player . . . more about Jordan

 
Bobby KeysBobby Keys - saxophonist

Bobby Keys was born in Slaton Texas Lubbock County in 1943. Keys played with some of the biggest names in music including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Ringo Starr, Warren Zevon, Joe Cocker, Joe Ely . . . continued

 
Legendary Stardust CowboyLegendary Stardust Cowboy - pioneering singer

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy was born Norman Carl Odam on September 5, 1947, in Lubbock, Texas. Took up music in his high school years for popularity and impressing girls. Considered one of the pioneers of the genre that came to be known as psychobilly . . . more on Odom

 
Jim MarrsJim Marrs - author, reporter, editor and photographer and journalist

Born in 1943 in Fort Worth, Marrs moved to Lubbock Texas in the 60's and graduated from Texas Tech University. He is a reporter, editor and photographer, journalist and book author . . . more Marrs

 
Delbert McClintonDelbert McClinton - artist

Born in Lubbock, Texas Nov 4, 1940, Delbert relocated with his family to Fort Worth when he was 11 years old. McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established .  . .  more about McClinton

 
Richie McDonaldRichie McDonald - singer songwriter

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1962, McDonald is a country music singer and songwriter. He has long been one of music's most accomplished and wide-ranging talents . . . more about McDonald

 
Natalie MainesNatalie Maines singer

Natalie Maines, born in Lubbock Texas in 1974. She attended Williams Elementary School , was a cheerleader at O.L. Slaton Junior High School and graduated from Lubbock High School. Maines spent a year and a half at South Plains College in Levelland . . . continued

 
Greg MintonGreg Minton - professional baseball player

Born July 29, 1951 in Lubbock, Texas. He was nicknamed Moon Man for his practical jokes. Minton enjoyed a 16-year major league career and was a member of the 1982 National League All-Star Team . . . more

 
Chance Mock professional football player

Chance Mock was born in Lubbock, Texas December 10, 1981. He played professionally for the Austin Wranglers in the Arena football League . . . more about Mock

 
Donnie Moore - professional football player

Donnie Moore was born in Lubbock Texas in 1954. He was selected as an All-Star in 1985 and committed suicide in 1989 shortly after his 16- year career ended . . . continued

 
Jeff Morris - actor

Born in Missouri in 1934, Morris was raised in Lubbock, Texas. After high school, he went to Hollywood and worked his way into movies and television . . . continued

 
Terry NorrisTerry Norris - professional boxer

Born in Lubbock Texas in 1967. Norris was a star baseball player during his high school years but turned to a career in boxing. He turned pro in August 1986 . . . more about Norris

 
Pete OrtaPete Orta - singer

The Christian rock singer grew up in Lubbock Texas and attended Haynes Elementary School, Mackenzie Junior High, Evans Middle School, Matthews Junior High and Lubbock High and graduated from Coronado High School . . .  more about Orta

 
Alex Ross - artist, comic book publisher

Born in 1970. Alex Ross was raised in Lubbock, Texas. He published his first comic book in 1990. "Ross may simply be the field's Favorite Painter, period. more about Alex Ross

 
Martin RubyMartin Ruby - professional football player and coach

Ruby was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1922. He was an offensive and defensive tackle for the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers in the All-America football Conference . . . read more

 
Jane Gilmore Rushing - author novelist

The famed novelist lived in Lubbock for most of her career. She grew up in Pyron a West Texas community that is now a ghost town in southeastern Scurry County, Texas . . . continued

 
Marsha SharpMarsha Sharp - basketball coach

Sharp was head coach of Texas Tech University's women's basketball team, the Lady Raiders in 1982 until her retirement after 24 years. In 2003, Sharp was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame . . . more about Marsha Sharp

 
Jessie Lee Sharpley  - cosmetologist, educator and television personality

Born in 1923, Sharpley's path to fame began in 1952 when she embarked on a highly successful hair design career in Lubbock, Texas . . . more about Jessie Lee

 
Bubba ShobertBubba Shobert - professional motorcycle rider

Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1962, Shobert began riding at the age of 6 on a Briggs and Stratton minibike. He is a three-time AMA Grand National dirt-track champion . . . continued

 
Duane Simolke - author and publisher

Born in 1965, Simolke is an author interested in the history of Lubbock, Texas. In additions to his many books and magazine articles, Simolke founded the gay online newsletter "Rainbow Lubbock" in 1997 . . .  more about Simolke

 
Angela StrehliAngela Strehli - singer,  songwriter,  historian

Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1945, Strehli is an electric blues singer and songwriter. In addition, she is also a Texas Blues noted historian and Impresario . . . more about Strehli

 
Ned SubletteNed Sublette - author, musician, record producer

Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1951, Sublette is a composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author. Sublette is probably best known for fusing country-western and afro-Caribbean styles . . . more Sublette

 
Wayne Tippit - actor

Wayne Tippit was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1932 and studied speech and drama at Texas Tech College . . . more about Wayne Tippitt

 
Conrad Vernon - actor, artist and director

Conrad Vernon IV was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1968. He is a voice actor, storyboard artist and director best known for work he provided in the animated film series Shrek . . . continued

 
Ernest Wallace author, professor, historian

After just two years of study, Wallace received his Master of Arts degree at then Texas Technological College in 1935 and began as a Texas Tech instructor of history the following year . . . more about Wallace

 
Dewitt WeaverDeWitt Weaver, Jr - Professional golfer

Weaver went to school from the time he was 12 in Lubbock, Texas, where his father was the head football coach at Texas Tech . . . more

 
Dirk West Dirk West - artist, cartoonist, journalist and politician

Born in Littlefield, Texas in 1930 , the West family moved to Lubbock soon after. West was a famous cartoonist, journalist and mayor of Lubbock, Texas . . . more Dirk West

 
Brandon Williams - professional football player

After an impressive HS record, Williams accepted a scholarship from Texas Tech University and started as a defensive end in his 2nd year. He led the Big 12 Conference with 21 tackles . . . more about Williams

 
 

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