Mickey Gilley is a renowned American country music singer and a musician as well. He got much of his popularity in the 1980s through which he moved to a pop-friendly sound. He is known to have some of his best hits such as ‘Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time, Room Full of Roses and Stand by Me. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Mickey Gilley in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Mickey Gilley was born on 9th March in the year 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. He was born to his parents known as Irene who was his mother and his father known as Arthur Gilley. His family then later migrated and moved to Ferriday, Louisiana together with his cousins known as Jimmy Swaggart together with Jerry Lee Lewis who is also a celebrity known to be a musician in the Rock and Roll.
During their young age, they were musically inclined in which they would sneak off to the blue joints so that they could move to learn more about music. His mother, despite earning very little amounts of money, saved after realizing that they loved music to a great extent and she then bought them a piano when Gilley was at the age of 10 years old.
Mickey Gilley first tied knots with Geraldine Garret in the year 1953 though they separated in 1961 with three children known as Kathy, Michael, and Keith Ray. He then married Vivian McDonald in 1962 who they have one son known as Gregory.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Mickey Gilley became good at playing the piano while in his teen years. However, he had less interest in music till even his marriage with Geraldine in which he had not yet got into the music career. His interest in music increased after hearing the song of his cousin known as Jerry Lee in which he then decided to venture into music.
During this period, he played piano on some sessions on recording studios near Houston. He increased in his popularity in playing piano and got signed up with the Dot Records. After this, he was then featured in Room Full of Roses in 1974 by George Morgan.
Till the mid-1980s he had sung 17 hits after which he continued to release albums. He has released fifteen albums. In addition to this, he also made performances in his friend’s club which was known as Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas. He was featured in a movie known as Urban Cowboy which increased much of his popularity. Currently, he performs in Branson located in Missouri.
Net Worth & Earnings
Mickey Gilley has an estimated net worth of $23 million. This comes from his lifelong career which has been his main source of income. He has sold many albums as well as his singles which he has had several hits. In addition to this, he also used to move for performances which had gained much popularity which has made him gain much success.
Mickey Gilley currently plays six shows in a week on his theatre which is located in Branson. Despite his old age, he is very strong and healthy and continues to sing as well as play piano in which he has not yet lost popularity.