Mickey Leroy Gilley
Mickey Leroy Gilley
Real Name/Full Name Mickey Leroy Gilley
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mickey Leroy Gilley
Birth Place: Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: March 09, 1936
Age/How Old: 88 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 167 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Arthur Fillmore Gilley
Mother – Irene Lewis Gilley
Siblings: Ray Gilley, Edna Gilley Marquet and Aubrey Gilley
School: NA
College: NA
Religion: NA
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Widower
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Vivian Gilley
Kids/Children Name: Keith Ray Gilley, Michael Gilley, Gregory Gilley and Kathy Gilley
Profession: Actor, Songwriter, Singer-Songwriter and Pianist
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Mickey Leroy Gilley is a legendary country musician, pianist, and songwriter. He was raised in Ferriday with his cousin Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. The singer starts learning a musical instrument at a very young age.

He became a music sensation in the 70s with several hits. At age 17, the singer moved to Houston and started playing a musical instrument.

The singer’s biggest hits are Room Full of Roses, Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time. The singer’s cousin is Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl McVoy, Jim Gilley, Sonny Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart.

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Biography and Early Life

On March 09, 1936, he was born in Natchez, Mississippi, United States, to Arthur Fillmore Gilley and Irene Lewis Gilley. He worked with musicians Jerry Lee Lewis for several years. His cousin Lewis trained him in Piano. Mickey worked with producer Huey Meaux in New Orleans.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mickey Leroy Gilley in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mickey Leroy Gilley’s age is 88 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 9 March 1936. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 167 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms.


We did not have education details of the Mickey Gilley.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

The singer married twice in his life. In 1953, he married Geraldine Garrett when he was only 17 years old. The couple divorced in 1961. Mickey and Garret had three children named Keith Ray, Michael, and Kathy, and the second time married Vivian McDonald in 1962. The couple has a son named Gregory.

The second wife of Gilley died in 2019. The Singing legacy of Mickey continued by children Kathy and Keith.

The singer got paralyzed due to the neck down after the love seat fell on him. After one year of intense physical therapy, the musicians returned to the stage.

Is Mickey Leroy Gilley Gay?

The sexual personality of Mickey is straight. Leroy did not showcase any sign that he is gay or lesbian.

Professional Career

The first album of singer Down the Line was released in 1967. Mickey’s album Now I Can Live Again songs received help him to gain little fame. He became an entrepreneur and opened a night club Gilley’s Club, in Pasadena, Texas. In the 1980 film, Urban Cowboy featured his Mechanical club Bull. Mickey recorded the song Room Full of Roses in 1974. The song was written by Time Spencer and nationally distributed by Playboy Records.

It helps Mickey to gain national fame and get ranked in the top country charts. In the 1970s, he released several songs like Chains of Love, Honky Tonk Memories, She’s Pulling Me Back Again, and Here Comes the Hurt Again. Epic Records acquired Playboy Records, so Mickey signed a deal with Epic Records. The song-like Just Long Enough to Say Goodbye and My Silver Lining managed to rank Top Ten.

In the 1980s, the musicians started experimenting with a new type of music to compete with other country singers. The song of Mickey featured in the successful commerce movie Urban Cowboy. Mickey’s songs True Love Ways and You Don’t Know Me to hit the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1986, the actor’s career started facing trouble because he was able to make it into the Top 10. Apart from his career, his club in Pasadena, Texas, closed due to financial problems. The singer signed a deal with Airborne Records in 1988. He released the album Chasin Rainbows with the company.


The singer was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard. Along with cousins, Lewis Swaggart was inducted into Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame in Ferriday, Louisiana. The singer was honored with Key to the City of Winchester, Virginal at Bonnie Blue’s Roadhouse Classic Concert by Hon. David Smith. The musician is also a licensed pilot.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mickey Leroy Gilley in 2024

Mickey Leroy Gilley Net Worth
Mickey Leroy Gilley Net Worth

As of 2024, The estimated net worth of Mickey Leroy Gilley is $25 million. The singer is known for his several hit songs. He created his fortune from his music career

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Before becoming a singer, Mickey worked in Construction.
  • He also has his own recording label Astro Records.

Mickey provided several hits during the 1970s and 1980s. The singer was paralyzed in an accident, but he did not give up and get up again.


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