Mickey Gilley Net Worth
How Much money Mickey Leroy Gilley has? For this question we spent 20 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.
The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2024 year – is about $20 Million.
Mickey Leroy Gilley information Birth date: March 9, 1936 Birth place: Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA Profession:Soundtrack, Actor, Writer Nationality:American Spouse:Vivian Gilley Children:Kathy Gilley, Gregory Gilley, Keith Ray Gilley, Michael Gilley Parents:Arthur Fillmore Gilley, Irene Lewis Gilley,
:How tall is Mickey Gilley – 1,81m.
How much weight is Mickey Gilley – 58kg
Biography,Early life and the rise to fameGilley is a son of Arthur Fillmore Gilley (November 27, 1897 – February 2, 1982) and Irene (Lewis) Gilley (September 11, 1900 – August 14, 1985) in Natchez, Mississippi. For many years, Gilley lived in the shadow of his well known cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, a successful rock and roll singer and musician in the 1950s and early 60s. Gilley grew up just across the Mississippi River from where Lewis grew up. Gilley, Lewis, and their cousin Jimmy Swaggart played together as children, and Lewis taught them his piano style. They sang both boogie-woogie and Gospel music, but Gilley did not become a professional singer until Lewis hit the top of the charts in the 1950s. Gilley then cut a few singles and played sessions in New Orleans with producer Huey Meaux. His a record Call Me Shorty on the Dot label sold well in 1958. In the 1960s, he played at many clubs and bars, gaining a following at the Nesadel Club in Pasadena, Texas. Paula Records released Gilleys first album, Down the Line, in 1967. He had a minor hit from the album called Now I Can Live Again.In 1970 Gilley opened up his first nightclub in Pasadena, Texas, called Gilleys Club. It later became known as the worlds biggest honky tonk. Gilleys Club and its mechanical bull was portrayed in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. He shared Gilleys Club with Sherwood Cryer, who asked Gilley to re-open his former bar with him. The club portion of Gilleys burned in 1990, and the rodeo arena portion was razed in 2005 to make way for a school.Recording career in the 1970s before Urban CowboyIn 1974, Gilley recorded a song that originally was only supposed to be recorded for fun entitled Room Full of Roses, written by Tim Spencer of the Sons of the Pioneers, which was a one-time hit for George Morgan. The song was released by Astro Records that year, and then Playboy Records got a hold of the single, and got national distribution for Room Full of Roses. From then on, Gilley was signed to Playboy Records working with his long-time friend Eddie Kilroy. Room Full of Roses became the song that put Gilley on national radar, hitting the very top of the Country charts that year, as well as making it to No. 50 on the pop music charts. Room Full of Roses today remains as one of his signature songs.He had a string of top tens and No. 1s throughout the 1970s. Some of these hits were cover versions of songs, including the Bill Anderson song City Lights, George Jones Window Up Above, and Sam Cookes Bring It On Home to Me. He remained a popular Country act for the rest of the 1970s. Other hits in the 1970s include Chains of Love (1977), Honky Tonk Memories (1977), Shes Pulling Me Back Again (1977), and Here Comes the Hurt Again (1978). These songs were a mix of honky tonk and countrypolitan that brought Gilley to the top of the charts in the 1970s.However, a new breed of singers were entering Country Music. These singers were Country-crossover artists that brought Country success with them onto the pop charts. These singers include Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Olivia Newton-John, Barbara Mandrell, and Kenny Rogers. In order to compete with these new breed of Country singers, Gilley had to sound like them and have that kind of country-pop success that these singers were having.In 1978, Gilley signed on with Epic Records, when Playboy Records was bought by Epic. By 1979, his success was fading slightly. Songs like The Power of Positive Drinkin, Just Long Enough to Say Goodbye, and My Silver Lining just made the Top Ten.Recording career in the 1980s with the success of Urban CowboyBy 1980, Gilley decided to come up with a new sound, in order to bring him country crossover success so many other Country singers (including Eddie Rabbitt, Juice Newton, Kenny Rogers, and Dolly Parton) were having at the time. His career was given a second go-around when one of his recordings was featured on the box-office-selling movie Urban Cowboy. The song was the Country remake of the Soul standard Stand by Me. As the movie was becoming successful, so was Stand by Me. The song rose to the top of the Country charts in 1980, as well as hitting the Top 5 of the Adult Contemporary charts, as well as making the Pop Top 40. The song turned Gilley into a pop-country crossover success, yet, despite it being his only Adult Contemporary hit, it did become one of his signature songs.Room Full of Roses, True Love Ways, and You Dont Know Me also hit the Billboard Hot 100, additionally, Bring It On Home To Me, Thats All That Matters and Talk to Me bubbled under (at 101, 101 and 106, respectively). A string of six number-ones on the Country charts followed the success of Urban Cowboy. Other No. 1s include True Love Ways, A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight), You Dont Know Me, and Lonely Nights. He never had any other Pop hits though. In 1983, he had other hits, like Fool For Your Love, Paradise Tonight, a duet with Charly McClain, and Talk to Me (not to be confused with the Stevie Nicks hit of the same name). All these songs from 1983 were No. 1 hits for Gilley. In 1984, he had a hit, which just missed topping the Country charts called Youve Really Got a Hold on Me. Another hit followed with a duet with Charly McClain, Candy Man, and a solo hit with Too Good To Stop Now, both of which made the Top 5 that year. However, his stream of hits was beginning to start coming to an end.Up until 1986, Gilley struggled to make it into the Top 10. He was only releasing two singles each year. The year 1985 brought Top 10s with Im the One Mama Warned You About and Youve Got Something on Your Mind, followed by a Top 5 with Your Memory Aint What It Used To Be, and a Top 10 with Doo-Wah Days in 1986. Doo-Wah Days was Gilleys last Top 10 hit on the Country charts, as a new breed of George Strait-inspired Country singers called the Traditionalists were moving into Nashville, like Clint Black, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, and Randy Travis. Not only was his chart success fading, but Gilley has a series of financial problems that led to the closing of his club in Pasadena, Texas.In 1988, Gilley signed with Airborne Records, and released an album, Chasin Rainbows, which resulted in his last Top 40 country hit in She Reminded Me of You, which made No. 23 that year.In a career that included 15 years of chart success, Gilley had 17 No. 1 country hits.Later careerFor his contribution to the recording industry, Mickey Gilley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6930 Hollywood, Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. He also turned his attention to Branson, Missouri, where he built a theater, which was a soon-to-be boomtown for the country music industry.On March 2, 2002, Gilley, along with his two famous cousins Lewis and Swaggart, were inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana. Gilley also appeared on Urban Cowboys, episode 9 in the third season of American Pickers, which aired originally on September 5, 2011. In 2012, Gilley signed a Branson-based vocal group, Six, to a three-year lease to perform in his theater, with an option to buy it when the contract expires.Personal lifeGilleys first wife was Geraldine Garrett, whom he married in 1953 and divorced in 1961. She was the mother of three of his four children (Keith Ray, Michael, and Kathy). Geraldine died on March 6, 2010.Gilleys second wife is the former Vivian McDonald, by whom he has another son, Gregory. They married in 1962. Gilleys children Kathy and Keith are in the music business.In July 2009, Gilley was helping a neighbor move some furniture when he fell with the love seat falling on top of him, crushing four vertebrae. The incident left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down, but with some intense physical therapy he was able to walk again and return to the stage a year later. However, he still lacks the hand coordination necessary to play the piano.Namesake and Spiritual Founder of the Mickey Gilley Golf Classic. The Gilley was first organized in 2009 by a group of urban cowboys brought together by their love for golf, country music and rhinestone shirts. After stints in Branson, Missouri (also known as The Town that Mickey Built) and Northwest Arkansas (moved due to legal issues) the Gilley settled at its current location at Old Kinderhoork Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri in 2014.Recently, rumors have circulated about talks between Old Smuggler Blended Scotch Whisky and Gilley organizers regarding a possible title sponsorship. Terms of the deal have yet to be confirmed .
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