- Name: Mickey Gilley
- Born: 03/09/1936 (85 years old)
- Occupation: Singer-songwriter
- Website: www.gilleys.com
Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936) is an American country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well.
Among his biggest hits are “Room Full of Roses,” “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time,” and the remake of the Soul hit “Stand by Me”. Gilley has charted 42 singles in the top 40 on the US Country chart. He is a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart.
Birth Name: Mickey Leroy Gilley
Alias: Mickey Leroy Gilley
Genre: Country, pop, countrypolitan, urban cowboy
Birth Place: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Mickey Gilley quotes :
My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.Mickey Gilley
I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done.Mickey Gilley