Mickey Gilley bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wife, kids.
Mickey Leroy Gilley is a well-known American singer and songwriter. He is often regarded as the biggest name in country music. Several cultural movements were started by the singer. He is the cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart, among others. Ferriday, Louisiana is where the songwriter grew up. When Mickey was ten years old, his mother purchased a Piano for him.
Mickey Gilley: Profile summary
|Full Name||Mickey Leroy Gilley|
|Stage Name||Mickey Leroy Gilley|
|Main Profession||Actor, Songwriter, Singer-Songwriter and Pianist|
|Born In||Natchez, Mississippi, United States|
|Date of Birth||9-Mar-36|
|Age as in 2022||86 years old|
|Height||In Centimetres 167 cm|
In Feet and Inches 5 6
|Weight||In Kilograms 60 Kg|
In Pounds 132 lbs
|Parents||Father Arthur Fillmore Gilley|
Mother Irene Lewis Gilley
|Sibling||Ray Gilley, Edna Gilley Marquet and Aubrey Gilley|
|Children||Keith Ray Gilley, Michael Gilley, Gregory Gilley and Kathy Gilley|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Mickey Gilley: Early Life & Biography
Mickey Gilley was born on March 09, 1936, to Arthur Fillmore Gilley and Irene in Natchez, Mississippi. He works under Jerry Lee Lewis for several years. The singer performed with Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart when they were children. He and Jimmy learned Piano from Jerry. They together sang Gospel music and boogie-woogie.
Mickey became a professional singer after the 1950s. He did a few singles songs with producer Huey Meaux. In 1958, the singer released the song Call Me Shorty on the DOT label, which became a hit. The songwriter performs in several clubs and bars.
Mickey Gilley: Personal Life
Mickey married twice in his life. In 1953, he married Geraldine Garrett when the singer was only 17 years old. In 1961, the couple divorced due to unknown reasons. He has three children named Keith Ray, Michael, and Kathy from his first marriage. On March 06, 2010, Geraldine Garrett died.
The second time Mickey married Vivian McDonald was in 1962. She died in the year 2019. The couple was blessed with a son named Gregory. Mickey tow Kathy and Keith work in the music industry.
Mickey Gilley: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on March 9, 1936, Mickey Gilley is 84 years old as of today’s date 25th January 2021. His height is 5 ft 6 in tall, and his weight is 60 kg.
Mickey Gilley: Career
The first album of singer Down the Line was released in 1967. His album Now I Can Live Again was a minor hit. In 1970, the artist opened his first nightclub Gilley’s Club in Pasadena, Texas. The club is also known as the World’s Biggest Honky Tonk. The mechanical bull of the bar is featured in the film Urban Cowboy. In 1990, the club of Mickey got burned down.
The singer recorded a song in 1974 named Room Full Roses which was written by Tim Spencer. Playboy Records acquired the song distribution write. He signed to Playboy Records and worked with his long-time friend Eddie Kilroy. His song Room Full Roses makes Mickey’s global start, and it ranked on top of the Country Charts. The life of the singer changed after the song.
In 1974, the singer was I Overlooked Orchid, and City Lights was released. The song became a country hit. The next song of Mickey Don’t the Girls Prettier at Closing Time was also a big hit. The artist starts entering the country music. In 1978, the artist signed with Epic Records. His songs like The Power of Positive Drinkin, Just Long Enough, and My Silver Lining with Epic Records enter the Top Ten List. The singer’s recording was featured in Urban Cowboy. In 1984, the singer hit streak came to an end.
The singer was released only two singles each year and struggled to make at Top 10. The club of Mickey closed due to financial problems. The singer signed to Airborne Records in 1988. In the same year, Mickey Chasin Rainbows was released. The singer has given 17 No.1 country hits in his career. In singer return in 2018 and released Two Old Cats, which contains 13 duets.
Mickey Gilley: Net worth
The estimated net worth of Mickey Leroy Gilley is $25 million. The singer is known for his several hit songs. He created his fortune from his music career.