If you haven’t heard about Gilley’s of Pasadena, Texas, then I’m afraid you’re not a true country music fan. The world-famous nightclub, with its mechanical bull and large dance floor, was billed as the ‘largest honky tonk in the world.’ ...

Today, we’re going to look back at some of the best of Mickey Gilley’s songs ever since his illustrious country music career started in the late 1950s.  Mickey Gilley grew out to be one of the most popular names in ...

Movies hitting big time have played a major role in the promotion of new songs through their soundtracks. However, for the 1978 “Urban Cowboy” film, it was a completely different story. The “Urban Cowboy” Impact “Urban Cowboy,” upon its release ...

After writing the song, George Jones debuted “The Windows Up Above” on Billboard’s Country Chart with it on November 13, 1960. The song stalled at No. 2 in early 1961. Although it didn’t become a No. 1 hit, the song ...

Mickey Gilley sings “True Love Ways” live/Photo from YouTube via Screengrab New Sound for Mickey 1980 was a new decade for Mickey Gilley’s career as a country artist. After achieving national fame with seven No. 1 records and imitating the ...

George Jones (L), Mickey Gilley (R) | Photo credits: discogs.com, ultratop.be When the 1960’s commenced, George Jones crafted what he would later consider his greatest composition. “The Window Up Above” which he wrote in about twenty minutes directed a new phase in Jones career ...

Johnny Lee | Photo credit: countryschatter.com The song “Lookin’ for Love” came out in June 1980. It was part of the soundtrack to the film Urban Cowboy which also dropped off that same year. Thanks to country legend Johnny Lee who ...

About the Songwriter The scribe behind Mickey Gilley’s “ Headache Tomorrow (Or A Heartache Tonight” was a true “Okie from Muskogee.” Chick Rains moved to Los Angeles in 1966 to apply his craft. However, he was drafted into the service ...

The reason Mickey Gilley became a big winner in the ACM in 1977 was because of his hit “She’s Pulling Me Back Again.” The Songwriters At the end of 1976, Mickey Gilley released his remake of “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” by ...

Mickey Gilley | Photo credit: Screen grabbed from Youtube “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” He made this crystal-clear right at the opening of the song. The girls all get prettier at closing time They all begin to ...

Mickey Gilley’s “Lonely Nights,” was co-written by Keith Stegall and Stuart Harris. It was released in September 1981. This song was the 13th No. 1 hit of Mickey Gilley which stayed there for a week. The Scribe Behind the Song, ...

A rare example of a country song that became a significant pop hit is the song “You Don’t Know Me”. However, that was proven years after its original release. And this time, it reached the Country Charts summit. The Idea ...