Mickey Gilley
Mickey Gilley
Celebrated Name: Mickey Gilley
Real Name/Full Name: Mickey Leroy Gilley
Gender: Male
Age: 88 years old
Birth Date: March 09, 1936
Birth Place: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 60kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): Vivian Gilley (m. 1962), Geraldine Garrett (m. 1953–1961)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Keith Ray, Michael, Kath, and Gregory)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mickey Gilley Gay? No
Profession: Singer and Songwriter
Salary: No
Net Worth in 2024: $22 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Mickey Leroy Gilley is a legendary American singer and musician. He recognized as the biggest name in the country music. The singer launched several cultural movements. He is the cousin of music legend Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. The songwriter grew up in Ferriday, Louisiana. The mother of the singer purchased Piano for him when Mickey was ten years old.

He known for his hits named Room Full of Roses, Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time and Stand by Me.   The singer turns entrepreneur and founded the Mickey Gilley Theatre, which is well known. Apart from singing, Mickey is a licensed Pilot. He authorized for commercial pilot privileges for multi-engine airplanes and private pilot privileges for single-engine aircraft.

Maybe you know about Mickey Gilley very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mickey Gilley’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Mickey Gilley was born on March 09, 1936, to Arthur Fillmore Gilley and Irene in Natchez, Mississippi. He works under Jerry Lee Lewis for several years. The singer performed with Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart when they were children. He and Jimmy learned Piano from Jerry. They together sang Gospel music and boogie-woogie.

Mickey became a professional singer after the 1950s. He did a few singles songs with producer Huey Meaux. In 1958, the singer released song Call Me Shorty on the DOT label, which became a hit. The songwriter performs in several clubs and bars.

Personal Life

Mickey married twice in his life. In 1953, he married Geraldine Garrett when the singer was only 17 years old. In 1961, the couple divorced due to unknown reasons. He has three children named Keith Ray, Michael, and Kathy from his first marriage. On March 06, 2010, Geraldine Garrett died.

The second time Mickey married Vivian McDonald in 1962. She died in the year 2019. The couple blessed with a son named Gregory. Mickey tow Kathy and Keith work in the music industry.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 9, 1936, Mickey Gilley is 88 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024. His height is 5 ft 6 in tall, and his weight is 60 kg.


The first album of singer Down the Line released in 1967. His album Now I Can Live Again was a minor hit. In 1970, the artist opened his first nightclub Gilley’s Club in Pasadena, Texas.  The club is also known as the World’s Biggest Honky Tonk. The mechanical bull of the bar featured in film Urban Cowboy. In 1990, the club of Mickey got burned down.

The singer recorded a song in 1974 named Room Full Roses which was written by Tim Spencer. Playboy Records acquired the song distribution write. He signed to Playboy Records and worked with his long-time friend Eddie Kilroy. His song Room Full Roses makes Mickey global start, and it ranked on top of the Country Charts. The life of the singer changed after the song.

In 1974, the singer was I Overlooked Orchid, and City Lights was released. The song became a country hit. The next song of Mickey Don’t the Girls Prettier at Closing Time was also a big hit. The artist starts entering the country music. In 1978, the artist signed with Epic Records. His songs like The Power of Positive Drinkin, Just Long Enough, and My Silver Lining with Epic Records enter into Top Ten List. The singer recording featured in Urban Cowboy. In 1984, the singer hit streak coming to an end.

The singer was released only two singles each year and struggled to make at Top 10. The club of Mickey closed due to financial problems. The singer signed to Airborne Records in 1988. In the same year, Mickey Chasin Rainbows released. The singer has given 17 No.1 country hits in his career. In singer return in 2018 and released Two Old Cats, which contains 13 duets.

Awards & Achievements

The singer received several awards for his music performance. He inducted in Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2017, Hon. David Smith awarded the Key to the city Winchester, Virginia, at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music Ohrstom-Bryant Theatre at Bonnie Blue’s Roadhouse Classic Concert.

Net Worth & Salary of Mickey Gilley in 2024

Mickey Gilley Net Worth
Mickey Gilley Net Worth

As of June 2024, The net worth of Mickey Gilley is $22 million. The singer created his net worth through his career as a country music singer. The singer also owned a theatre located near The Hollywood Max Museum. He started a bar but got closed due to financial problems. Mickey, several songs are remembered today.

In 2014, the singer settled in Old Kinderhook Resort, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. In 2009, The Mickey Gilley Golf Classic organized.

Mickey is a great artist of all time. He is a singer and as well an entrepreneur. The singer has huge fan followings in social media.


  1. OMG what a personality plus. Love watching him perform. Wish I could have seen him in person in my lifetime.

  2. I GOT TO MEET mickey in person and the man is so nice and sweet. He is not one that let frame go to his head, after he came off stage he sat and had drinks with us and talked for about 2 hours then we about 10 of us went out to breakfast. Its a time I will never forget. I have followed him ever since.


  4. mickey gilly is a great singer. i listen to him on my computer. wish i could see him. could come down to see him; BUT I DO NOT have a car. THANK YOU………………………………………..

  5. I’ve got a Unusual request for Mickey and my daddy to get together on a video chat FaceTime we are cousins with him and he knows my dad really well as mickeys mom and daddy’s mom were Sisters Don Medlin
    If someone reviewing these post has direct links to Mickey or his sons to relay this message for a FaceTime chat with each other I know both would be pleased to see and talk for a few minutes dad has a birthday coming up Jan 19 2022
    He will be 91 but he’s not your typical 91 yr old he’s very active and sane and does his own yard work and drives and doesn’t know I’m trying to get him and Mickey hooked up for a visit for Both of them. Thank you Donny Medlin

    • I may be able to help you sir. My uncle and Mickey know each other. If you can get in touch with me I will talk to him and see if it’s possible. My email should be listed on here. I know it’s a little late for your dad’s birthday, but I lost my mother on Jan 23 of 2008 and if I can help out I will surely try.

      (my email is my name with no spaces or punctuation at gmail in case it doesn’t get displayed)

      Darrell W. Nicholas

  6. During the height of Mickey Gilley’s music career and prior to Mickey Gilley’s nightclub burning down, my mother-in-law, a master watercolorist painted Mickey Gilley’s Hot Air Balloon which included a small image of Mickey with his Cowboy Hat on riding inside the balloon. She made several attempts to make an appointment appointment with Mickey Gilley to show it to him for possible interest in purchasing it from her. Unfortunately, she never got past Sherwood Cryer resulting in Mickey never seeing this find original painting. My dear Mother-in-Law passed away on December 1, 2018. Our family still owns this original painting. If anyone knows how to contact Mr. Mickey, I would like the honorable oppprtunity to meet Mr Mickey in person to honor him to show him this jewel of a painting personally. It would be a treasured heirloom for him to pass down to his future generations. My email address is [email protected]

  7. i use to go to gilleys night club in texas and drink micky gilleys beer i loved going there. that is when i was a proffesional truck driver driving fo southwest motor freight my name is LESLIE WILLIAMS

  8. I had the privilege of meeting him in Branson what a lovely man could listen to him all day long my heart goes out to his family he will be missed loved him


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