March 11, 2015
For the first time in over 20 years, the original ‘urban cowboy’, Mickey Gilley will be in concert in Canada during the spring 2015! The legendary singer has had 17 #1 singles in his long career including “Room Full of Roses”, “City Lights”, “Fool for Love”, “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time” and his remake of the soul standard “Stand By Me”. It was “Stand By Me”, from the block buster film Urban Cowboy in 1980 that catapulted Gilley from country to pop crossover superstar, taking him out of the shadow of his famous cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart. As he shares with audiences his career in music and the stories behind the hit songs, it is clear that the 70’s brought most of his signature songs, awards and accolades. He is the recipient of six Academy of Country Music Awards from his first in 1974 of Top New Male Vocalist to Entertainer of the Year in 1976. Gilley is also famous for his namesake nightclub with the legendary mechanical bull and was one of the first artists to open a theatre in Branson, MO. In concert it is a trip down memory lane with classic video snippets that segue into the live performance of favourites, “True Love Ways”, “A Headache Tomorrow (Or a Heartache Tonight)”, “Lonely Nights” and “Put Your Dreams Away” – songs that set in motion the amazing career of this Oklahoma born veteran performer!
Esplanade Members: December 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM
General Public: December 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM