Mickey Gilley was an American country music singer & songwriter. Although he first started out as a country singer in the 1970s, he made a shift towards more pop music in the 1980s. This gave him success not just on country charts but also on pop charts.
Gilley’s the guy that has produced dozens of top 40 hits in the US Country chart. Let’s check out Mickey Gilley’s Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Death, Biography & More.
Mickey Gilley Wiki/Bio:
|Real Name:||Mickey Leroy Gilley|
|Date of Birth:||09-Mar-1936|
|Death Place:||Branson, Missouri|
Mickey Gilley Age, Height, Weight:
|Age:||86 Years (At the time of death)|
Mickey Gilley Career:
One song that Gilley recorded for fun in 1974, “Room Full of Roses”, written by Tim Spencer of the Sons of the Pioneers, became a one-time hit for George Morgan. The song was first released by Astro Records that year, but then Playboy Records picked it up and brought national distribution to “Room Full of Roses. After that, Gilley became a member of Playboy Records and collaborated with Eddie Kilroy.
He had a lot of No’s. 1’s and top ten hits throughout the 70s. Some of these songs were cover versions including the Bill Anderson song “City Lights”, “The Window Up Above”, “George Jones” and Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home to Me”. Mickey Gilley signed with Airborne Records and released an album “Chasin Rainbows” in 1988.
Mickey Gilley has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on 6930 Hollywood Boulevard in LA, California for his contributions to the recording industry. He also turned his attention to Branson, Missouri, where he built a theater.
On March 2, 2002, Gilley was inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame along with his famous cousins Lewis and Swaggart.
Gilley also appeared on American Pickers, episode 9 of the 3rd season which aired on September 5th, 2011. Gilley returned to the studio in 2017 and dropped the album “Kickin’ It Down the Road.”
Gilley collaborated with long-time friend Troy Payne to create Two Old Cats in 2018. This album contains 13 classic duets.
Mickey Gilley Family:
|Father:||Arthur Fillmore Gilley|
|Mother:||Irene Lewis Gilley|
Mickey Gilley Wife:
Mickey Gilley’s 1st wife was Geraldine Garrett, and they married in 1953 and divorced in 1961. She was the mother of 3 out of 4 of his children.
Mickey Gilley again married Vivian McDonald in 1962 by whom he has another son named “Gregory”. Vivian died in 2019.
Mickey Gilley Net Worth:
Don’t have Info
Mickey Gilley Death:
He died on 07 May 2022 in Branson, Missouri.