When “The Urban Cowboy Reunion” comes to Branson, you won’t want to miss the incredible new show featuring “Mickey Gilley” and “Johnny Lee!” These two country music legends will give you an experience to remember as they bring back some of their chart topping songs completed with memories of the 1980 hit movie, Urban Cowboy. Gilley and Lee have earned an outstanding 38 Chart singles with 20 #1 hits including Gilley’s Room Full of Roses, Don’t the Girls all Get Prettier at Closing Time, and Lee’s Cherokee Fiddle and Lookin’ for Love. Sharing 10 years of their music careers together, these two are sure to put on an evening of great music, fun memories, and incredible entertainment!
“Mickey Gilley” enjoyed a remarkable history in entertainment...country music, movies, television, and the nightclub business that helped share his talent with an even bigger and broader-based audience. When Hollywood producers decided to film on location for the hit movie, Urban Cowboy, which starred John Travolta, and made a movie star out of Debra Winger, they chose the enormous Gilley’s nightclub in Pasadena, Texas as their location. Their decision to use “Mickey Gilley’s” version of the Ben E. King hit, Stand By Me, helped introduce him to an audience beyond country; it reached number one on the Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. Gilley also made guest appearances in TV shows that were hugely popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s, including The Fall Guy, Murder She Wrote, and Dukes of Hazzard.
“Johnny Lee” became a household name in the world of music, and not just country music; when he released Lookin’ for Love, the single that spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country chart while, at the same time, popping up in the Top 5 on the Pop chart and the Top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart; a rare feat in an industry awash with exceptional artists. He’s had scores of other hits, including One in a Million, Bet Your Heart on Me, The Yellow Rose (with Lane Brody), and You Could’ve Heard a Heart Break, all topping the Billboard Country chart.