About Mickey Gilley
It has been stated that the overall amount of Mickey Gilley net worth is as high as 20 million dollars, which makes him one of the richest musicians in the world. Mickey Gilley has earned most of his net worth because of his career in country music industry. In the 1970s, Mickey Gilley began his career in music. At that time, he played only country and western music. In the 80s, his interest in music shifted more to pop genre. This made him successful not only in country music charts, but also in pop music charts.
Mickey Gilley is known from quite a few songs, which became hits, such as “Room Full of Roses”, “Stand By Me” and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time”. In addition to his own efforts to make his name famous, Mickey Gilley is also known for his relations, as he is a cousin of some well known people, such as Jimmy Swaggart, Lee Lewis, Jim Gilley and Carl McVoy. In addition to his career in music, Mickey Gilley is also a pilot. However, music still is considered as the main source of his success, fame and increasing the total size of Mickey Gilley net worth.
Mickey Gilley was born in 1936 in Mississippi. For a long time, Mickey Gilley was living in the shadows and had to witness the success of his cousin, singer and musician Jerry Lee Lewis. The two of them were very close when they were growing up. When they were kids, they used to play the piano together. However, Mickey Gilley never thought about becoming a professional musician until his cousin became so popular. However, after seeing the success of his cousin, Mickey Gilley also decided to become a singer.
In the 50s, he recorded some songs and appeared as a session musician in New Orleans. In 1958 he released one of his first successful songs, called “Call Me Shorty”, which was released by Dot label. The sales of it were also quite high. In 1967 his first album was released called “Down the line” under Paula Records. From this album, one song was released called “Now I Can Live Again”. In 1970 he ventured into business more when he opened his first club called Gilley’s Club in Pasadena, Texas. The club was even featured in the film called “Urban Cowboy”. Thus his work as a businessman has also added up to the total amount of Mickey Gilley net worth.
In 1974 he recorded one of his major hits called “Room Full of Roses”. After the success of the hit, Mickey Gilley signed a contract with Playboy Records. Because of this single, Mickey Gilley became known in the whole country. The single placed well not only in country music charts, but also landed in the Top 50 on the pop music charts. Up until this day, the song is regarded as one of his signature singles. In the 70s, he continued recording and released singles such as “Honky Tonk Memories”, “Here Comes the Hurt Again” and “She’s Pulling Me Back Again” in addition to some others. The sales of these singles have also added up to the overall sum of Mickey Gilley net worth.