Pasadena, Texas Names Street For Country Legend Mickey Gilley
The city of Pasadena, Texas has decided to honor country legend Mickey Gilley by naming a street after him.
Gilley, who was born in Mississippi, has been entertaining audiences for more than six decades He has won several Academy of Country music awards, has had 20 number one songs in his career, and is also known for his legendary night club, Gilley's.
Gilley's nightclub was located in Pasadena and was the main focus in the 1979 box office hit, Urban Cowboy, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. The movie featured the Gilley's nightclub, which boasted itself as the world's largest nightclub.
Music experts and historians credit the movie and all the performances by Mickey Gilley and other legendary country artists like Charlie Daniels and Johnny Lee for re-jumpstarting their careers.
The soundtrack of the movie spawned huge, legendary country songs like Mickey Gillley's Stand By Me, Charlie Daniels' The Devil Went Down To Georgia, and Johnny Lee's Looking For Love, and is probably one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.
The nightclub Gilley's was born in 1971 and stayed open until 1989. On July 5, 1990, the legendary club was destroyed when an arson fire destroyed the main building.
This past Friday, November 6, the city of Pasadena renamed a section of Pansy Street as Mickey Gilley Boulevard. The area of the road runs between Crenshaw and Old Vista.
The country legend took to his Facebook page to post a picture of the new street sign named after him. Check it out.