From its early days when the Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy lurked on its streets, the city of Fort Worth has attracted both the notoriously notable and the noble. A great deal of Fort Worth natives have ended up being listed in the regional, national and international wall of fame. Below are some of the most notable people from Fort Worth, TX.
Kelly Clarkson needs no introduction. The American songwriter, singer, author, television personality, and actor was born in Fort Worth in April 1982. Her rise to stardom began when she won American Idol’s first season back in 2002. This earned her a superb record deal with RCA. ‘A Moment like This’, her first debut single, did so well, topping the US Billboard Hot 100. The song also became the nation’s best-selling single of the year (2002). In 2003 Kelly’s R&B and pop album, ‘Thankful’ appeared among the top albums on the Billboard 200. In an effort to rebrand herself, Kelly parted ways with her Idol management, shifting to pop-rock as the genre featured in ‘Breakaway’, her second album.
Kelly Brian Shoppach
Kelly is a Fort Worth, TX born former American professional baseball catcher. Shoppach played for the Boston Red Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Cleveland Indians, the Seattle Mariners, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the New York Mets in the MLB. Shoppach commenced his junior season back in 2001, after being named Houston College Classic’s most outstanding player. In a total of 69 games during the season he managed to score .397 with 61 RBIs and 12 home runs. In addition to this, he managed to post .998 fielding percentage, getting just a single error in the 406 chances he got. At the end of this season Shoppach got the ‘Johnny Bench Award’ as the top collegiate catcher in the nation. Some of his other achievements include being named ‘Big 12 Player of the Year’ and being selected to the 1st Team All-America by Baseball America and Baseball Weekly in 2001.
Geren, an American entrepreneur and Texas House of Representatives Republican member hails from Fort Worth, which is where he was born in the year 1949. From 2001 to 2003 Charlie represented District 89. He was later transferred to District 99. Charlie defeated Matt Krause in the Republican primary District 93. In the 2018 general election (District 99), Geren defeated Michael Stakehouse (a Democrat).
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