Middle of nowhere, eh?
The following famous people have stepped foot in Boise, Idaho:
Hoot Gibson (rodeo and movie star), John Sparks (Governor of Nevada, and cattleman), Roy Clark (host of "Hee Haw"), Up With People (singing college students!), Skiles & Henderson (comedy team), Confederate Railroad (country group), and Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical" star).
But if that wasn't enough, here's more!
Muhammad Ali, Ethel Barrymore, Beyoncé, George Bush (Vice President at the time), Glen Campbell (country music legend and session guitarist, played on "Pet Sounds" by the Beach Boys), Diahann Carroll, Matt Damon, Clarence Darrow (famous attorney), Clint Eastwood, Al Gore, Shari Lewis and Lambchop, Charles A. Lindbergh, Reba McEntire, Roger Miller ("King of the Road" singer), Barack Obama (Presidential candidate at the time), Luciana Pavarotti, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ronald Reagan (Presidential candidate at the time), Theodore Roosevelt, Jerry Seinfeld, William Shatner, Smashing Pumpkins, James "Jimmy" Stewart (stationed at Gowen Field), William Howard Taft
Clint Black, The Budweiser Clydesdales, Ruth Buzzi, The Doobie Brothers, Calista Flockhart ("Ally McBeal"), Josh Groban, Imagine Dragons, Jerry Kramer (of the Green Bay Packers), George Lazenby (James Bond, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"), Lifehouse, Macklemore, Dave Matthews Band, Natalie Merchant, Ronnie Milsap, Anne Murray (legendary Canadian), The Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad" star), Arnold Palmer (golf legend), Helen Reddy ("Pete's Dragon" actress, "I Am Woman" singer), Marty Robbins (country music legend), Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Travis Tritt
All That Remains, Erin Andrews (ESPN sportscaster), Roger Behr (Las Vegas showman), Carrot Top, Mark Chesnutt, Joe Diffie, Guy Fieri (Food Network host), Macy Gray, Hopsin, La Toya Jackson, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Lewis (of Staind), Newsboys, Ted Nugent, John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld" actor), Caryn Richman ("Gidget" actress), Kevin Rudolf (DJ/artist), Skillet, Adrian Zmed ("Grease 2," "T.J. Hooker")
A-Listers at Some Point
Air Supply Frankie Avalon (50s teen idol/beach party movie star), Backstreet Boys, Chicago, Tommy Chong, Dane Cook, Foreigner, Goo Goo Dolls, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Dr. Hook, Jan & Dean Jewel, KC & The Sunshine Band, Val Kilmer, Barbara Mandrell (who was country, when country wasn't cool...), Bret Michaels, The Osmonds, Eddie Rabbitt, Thirty-Eight Special, Three Dog Night
Fabian (50s teen idol), Bobby Rydell (50s teen idol), Chelsey Hersley
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-ers
Chet Atkins, Jackson Browne, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Elton John, Brenda Lee, Rick Nelson, R.E.M., The Righteous Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, The Temptations, Neil Young
Know of any more celebrity sightings? Feel free to add them!
2011-05-20 00:19:44 Clarence Darrow referred to Boise as "the Athens of the Desert" when he visited. So true. —LauriAnnDeaver