Gene Watson Remembers Mickey Gilley: Saturday 7 May 2022

Gene Watson

On Saturday 7 May 2022, Gene Watson remembered Mickey Gilley (Monday 9 March 1936 – Saturday 7 May 2022), upon the announcement that he had passed away that day.

Gene Watson & Mickey Gilley at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday 13 July 2014

Gene Watson and Mickey Gilley at American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday 13 July 2014

‘We’re very sad to report that Mickey Gilley (Monday 9 March 1936 – Saturday 7 May 2022) has passed away today.

Mickey Gilley (Monday 9 March 1936 – Saturday 7 May 2022) was one of the greatest entertainers ever – a real legend and a great friend.

Please send prayers to his family

Source
‚ÄĘ Gene Watson on Facebook

Mickey Gilley: 'Gilley's Smokin' (Playboy Records, 1976)

In November 1976Mickey Gilley (Monday 9 March 1936 – Saturday 7 May 2022) saw the release of ‘Gilley’s Smokin’ (Playboy Records, 1976).  One of the included tracks was ‘Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time’ (written by Baker Knight), which was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in May 1976, and was named ‘Song of The Year’ at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in May 1977; this track was originally offered to Gene Watson, but he decided not to record it.

Mickey Gilley

On Saturday 22 April 2017Mickey Gilley (Monday 9 March 1936 – Saturday 7 May 2022) graciously submitted a ‘Peer’s Quote’ about Gene Watson, which was proudly included within Gene Watson’s Fan Site.