This Day In Country Music History – An Icon Closes Its Doors
The icon that started a resurgence in Country Music during the 1980’s closed its doors on this day in 1989.
Tonight as you make your request for Classic Country Saturday Night. We’ll look back at GIlley’s and how it changed the face of country music.
The club took its name from country legend Mickey Gilley and was the focal point and backdrop for the movie that brought the cowboy craze of the early 80’s to America. Playing at Gilley’s was considered a badge of honor for the up and coming singer. It was the chance to play a legendary club in front of a knowledgeable crowd. If you could make it at Gilley’s you could make it in Nashville.
The move Urban Cowboy spawned quite a few hits. Here are some of our favorites. How many can you sing all the words to?
Johnny Lee- Lookin’ For Love
Kenny Rogers- Love the World Away
Anne Murray- Could I Have This Dance
Mickey Gilley- Stand By Me
Johnny Lee – Cherokee Fiddle