Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp made the #1 song "Jack & Diane," among many others. He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy Awards, winning one. Billy Joel helped induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Kenny Rogers attended Jefferson Davis High School in Houston and joined his first band, The Scholars, in the mid-1950s, but the band dissolved after their front man left to go solo. He starred as race car driver Brewster Baker in the 1982 comedy/drama film Six Pack. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.