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Mickey Gilley

Genre:Pop, Country
Rank:3141
Albums:75
Songs:173

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1Couldn't Love Have Picked A Better Place To Die lyrics
Mickey Gilley
2Since I Fell for You lyrics
Mickey Gilley
3End Of The Line lyrics
Mickey Gilley
4Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time lyrics
Mickey Gilley
5You've Really Got a Hold on Me lyrics
Mickey Gilley
6Almost Persuaded lyrics
Mickey Gilley feat. Freddy Fender
7She Cheats on Me lyrics
Mickey Gilley
8My Babe lyrics
Mickey Gilley
9Fannie Mae lyrics
Mickey Gilley
10San Antonio Rose lyrics
Mickey Gilley

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111 #1 Hits
Mickey Gilley
2City Lights
Mickey Gilley
3Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Epic)
Mickey Gilley
4Movin' On
Mickey Gilley
5Lonely Wine
Mickey Gilley
6Overnight Sensation
Mickey Gilley
7Gilley's Smokin'
Mickey Gilley
8Why Me Lord
Mickey Gilley
9Room Full of Roses
Mickey Gilley
10Keepin' On
Mickey Gilley

Biography

Piano playing is in Mickey Gilley's blood - he's one of Jerry
Lee Lewis' cousins. Both Gilley and Lewis were born and
raised in a rural area of Louisiana. But unlike his cousin,
Gilley had to struggle before becoming a honky-tonk
superstar.

Mickey Gilley began making music in the '50s recording with
Texas labels, but had little success. This lead to numerous
performances in clubs in Texas during the 1960's, but he
never quite attained national recognition.

All that changed in 1970, when Gilley opened a honky-tonk
club in Pasadena called Gilley's Club. In 1974, he found the
notoriety he had been seeking -- his first number one
country hit "Room Full of Roses." This hit seemed to open the
floodgates and Gilley racked up 39 Top 10 hits with 17 of
them No. 1 songs.

Mickey Gilley's name became well-known in 1978, when his
honky-tonk bar was featured in the movie, Urban Cowboy.
Not only did Gilley have a cameo in the film, but it contained several of his songs.

The '80s were slow for Gilley, culminating in the closure of his
club. Not one to be deterred, Gilley opened a theater in
Branson, Missouri in 1990, which has become a famous
tourist town for country-music lovers.


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