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Mickey Leroy Gilley was born on the 9th March 1936 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA, and is a country musician and singer, who has released several albums, and a number of singles which became big hits, including “Room Full Of Roses,””Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time” and his version of B.B King’s song, “Stand By Me”. His career has been active since 1964.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mickey Gilley is, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Mickey’s net worth is equal to $20 million, with the main source of his wealth being his successful involvement in the music industry as a singer and songwriter.

Mickey Gilley Net Worth $20 Million

Mickey Gilley was raised by Arthur Fillmore and Irene Gilley in Mississippi. He is the cousin of the rock ‘n’ roll icon Lee Lewis who had a huge impact on Mickey, and little by little introduced him to the Gospel, and boogie-woogie music, and even taught him how to play the piano.

Mickey’s professional career beginnings trace back to the 1950s, when he released several singles, and soon met up with Huey Meaux, with whom he recorded and released his first record “Call Me Shorty”, which was somewhat successful. During the 1960s, he performed in many clubs, slowly building his career, and in 1967 released his debut album, entitled “Down The Line”, through Paula Records. After the initial success of the album, Gilley decided to start his own bar, entitled “Gilley`s Club”, which became more and more successful with each year, receiving recognition as the world’s biggest honky tonk club.

In the 1970s, Mickey returned to music, releasing a song “Room Full of Roses”, which was soon followed by an album of the same name. The album topped the US Country chart, and the song became one of Mick`s best songs.

During the 1970s, Mickey released several albums, including “First Class” (1977), “Flyin` High” (1978), “City Lights” (1975), and “Smokin`” (1976), among others which spawned hits like “She`s Pulling Me Back Again”, “Window Up Above”, and “Honky Tonk Memories”, all of which increased his popularity as well Mick`s net worth, thanks to the sales of those albums.

In 1980s, his albums dropped in popularity, however, he had several singles, such as “You Don`t Know Me”, “Stand By Me”, “Talk To Me”, “Fool For Your Love”, “Put Your Dreams Away”, and many others, that topped the US Country chart, and added to his net worth.

His success started to decline, and he decided to take a hiatus, returning in 1996 with an album “I Saw The Light”, and then his last studio album came out in 2003, entitled “Invitation Only”.

Thanks to his successful career, Mickey received several awards and recognitions, including the Entertainer of the Year in 1976, by the Academy of Country Music, and induction into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in 2002. Furthermore, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2011.

When it comes to his personal life, Mickey Gilley has been married twice. His first wife was Geraldine Garrett, who he married in 1953 but they divorced in 1960. In 1962 he married Vivian Gilley and they are still married. He has four children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mickey is a licensed pilot, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and still enjoys flying.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tabu2012/Iperformer: "Lonely Wine"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "Make The World Go Away"
What They Wanted, What They Got2001Short performer: "SEE SEE RIDER"
Gordy1995performer: "Y'all Come"
Torchlight1985performer: "A Headache Tomorrow or a Heartache Tonight"
Tough Enough1983performer: "Don't Let Me Dream Alone", "I Was Born a Dreamer" uncredited
CHiPs1983TV Series performer - 1 episode
Urban Cowboy1980performer: "Stand by Me", "Here Comes The Hurt Again", "Rockin' My Life Away", "Jukebox Argument", "Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys"
13th Annual Music City News Awards1979TV Special performer: "All The Girls Get Prettier At Closing Time"
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV Special performer: "Bouquet of Roses", "How I Love Them Old Songs"
The Porter Wagoner Show1974TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gordy1995Branson Performer
Murder, She Wrote1990TV SeriesConrad Booker
D.C. Follies1987TV Series
Legmen1984TV SeriesCurly James
Fantasy Island1984TV Series
Off the Wall1983Buck Banner
CHiPs1983TV SeriesMickey Gilley
The Fall Guy1982TV SeriesRobert Matthews
Smokey and the Good Time Outlaws1978Race Car Driver

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilley's Place2012TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gilley's Place2012TV Series producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ray Charles: A Man & His Soul1983TV MovieHimself
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesHimself
Standing Room Only1982TV SeriesHimself
The Dukes of Hazzard1982TV SeriesHimself
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters1981TV SeriesHimself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
A Tribute to the Jukebox Award Winners1980TV MovieHimself
The Nashville Palace1980TV SeriesHimself
Nashville on the Road1975-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Solid Gold1980TV SeriesHimself
Urban Cowboy1980Himself
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHimself
13th Annual Music City News Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Country Vocalist
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw Honeys1978TV SeriesHimself
12th Annual Music City News Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 5th Annual American Music Awards1978TV SpecialHimself
Pop! Goes the Country1977TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975-1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
9th Annual Country Music Association Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Porter Wagoner Show1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Music City USA2015DocumentaryHimself
Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley's2015DocumentaryHimself
Mama Mae: The Life and Music of Mae Boren Axton2015DocumentaryHimself
Gilley's Place2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
American Pickers2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Gene Williams Country Television Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Branson Jubilee2005TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHimself
Hot Country Nights1992TV SeriesHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Hee Haw1975-1986TV SeriesHimself
Code of Vengeance1986TV SeriesHimself
The Fall Guy1985TV SeriesHimself
Doris Day's Best Friends1985TV SeriesHimself
Elvis: Memories1985Video documentary
On Stage America1983-1984TV SeriesHimself
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
The 10th Annual American Music Awards1983TV SpecialHimself
Austin City Limits1983TV Series documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on October 18, 1984 at 6930 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Fact
1Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
2Mickey, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart were inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame on March 2, 2002.
3Has four children: Michael, twins Keith and Kathy, and Gregory. Has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 14, 1984.
5Among his other No. 1 hits were "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closin' Time" (1976); "She's Pulling Me Back Again" (1977); "That's All that Matters" (1980); "A Headache Tomorrow or a Heartache Tonight" (1981); "Lonely Nights" and "Put Your Dreams Away" (1982); and "Fool for Your Love" (1983).
6Many of his No. 1 hits, including the first four, were all cover versions of older country and pop hits -- "Room Full of Roses" and "I Overlooked an Orchid" (1974); "City Lights" and "Window Up Above" (1975); "Bring it on Home to Me" (1976); "True Love Ways" and "Stand By Me" (1980); "You Don't Know Me" (1981); and "Talk to Me" (1983). Two other hits, "You Really Got a Hold on Me" and "Candy Man" (1984) (the latter another duet with Charly McClain) were also covers.
7Has 17 No. 1 hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart -- 16 solo from 1974-1983, and one duet. The duet hit, "Paradise Tonight", came in 1983 with fellow country singer Charly McClain.
8Prior to becoming a country superstar, he worked in the construction field, and had his own recording label, Astro Records.
9In 1990, his nightclub in Pasadena, Texas, Gilley's Club, was closed down (after an out-of-court settlement with the owner Sherwood Cryer).
10In 1970, he opened his first nightclub in Pasadena, Texas, called Gilley's Club, which later became known as the "world's biggest honky tonk".
11Cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart.


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