Mickey Gilley Biography
Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer.
A cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, he grew up in Ferriday, Louisiana. Like them, he too is an accomplished pianist. Mickey Gilley had thity-nine county music Top Ten hits of which seventeen went to the No.1 spot on the charts. In 1976, he was voted "Top Male Vocalist" and "Entertainer of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music.
For his contribution to the recording industry, Mickey Gilley has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6930 Hollywood Blvd.
He is known for his nightclub "Gilley's" which was featured in the movie Urban Cowboy. The club closed in the late 1980s and in 1989, Gilley opened a new club in Branson, Missouri. His son, Keith Gilley, is also a musician.