Mickey Gilley Wikipedia, Biography, Career, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Height, Weight, Death of the American country music singer and songwriter.
Mickey Gilley Wikipedia, Biography, Career, Nationality
Mickey Leroy Gilley was an American country music singer and songwriter who was born in Natchez, Mississippi, United States.
He moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s.
This brought 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, who was a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley, Sonny Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart, charted 42 singles in the top 40 on the US Country chart.
In 2017, he was given the Key to the city of Winchester, Virginia.
In the year 2020, a highway located in Pasadena, Texas, was named Mickey Gilley Boulevard.
He was named most popular entertainer in 1976 by the Academy of Country Music. He was inducted into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame, which is located in Louisiana, in 2002.
Mickey Gilley Height, Weight
How tall was Mickey Gilley? The American country music singer and songwriter stands tall at 5.6ft (1.71 m) and weighs 60 kg (132 lbs).
Mickey Gilley Wife, Children
Mickey Gilley married Geraldine Garrett, who was 17 years old, in 1953.
The couple divorced almost 10 years later, in the year 1961.
They shared 3 children: Keith Ray, Michael, and Kathy.
In 1962, Mickey married Vivian McDonald.
The couple later had a son named Gregory.
In the year 2019, Vivian passed away.
Mickey got married the next year to his long-time friend, Cindy Loeb.
Mickey Gilley Family, Parents, Father, Mother, Siblings
Mickey Gilley was born to his parents, Arthur Fillmore Gilley and Irene Lewis Gilley.
His father Arthur Fillmore Gilley was born on November 27, 1897, and died on February 2, 1982, at the age of 84.
His mother Irene Lewis Gilley was born on September 11, 1900, and died on August 14, 1985, at the age of 84.
For many years, Gilley lived in the shadow of his well known cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, who was a popular rock and roll singer and musician during the 1950s and the early 1960s.
Gilley was raised in Louisiana, which was just to the west of from the Mississippi River from where Lewis was raised. Gilley, Lewis, and their cousin, Jimmy Swaggart, played together in their youth. Lewis taught them piano style.
Mickey Gilley had three siblings; two sisters and a brother.
Edna Gilley Marquet, Aubrey Gilley, and Ray Gilley were his siblings.
There are no many details about them on the internet, as our efforts to find out more about them came to no avail.
However, for his sister Edna Gilley Marquet the little we know about her is that she was born on July 29, 1925, and died on July 10, 2012, at the age of 87.
Mickey Gilley Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $20 million at the time of his death.
Mickey Gilley Age, Death
Born on March 9, 1936, in Natchez, Mississippi, United States, Mickey Gilley died on May 7, 2022, at the age of 86.
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