Urban Cowboy Reunion
Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee are bringing The Urban Cowboy Reunion to San Angelo. It's Boots, Buckles & Pearls sponsored by Sonora Bank, April 20th at the First Community Credit Union Spur Arena. The show is a benefit for Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding. Tickets are available here.
1980 was the year country music exploded into the pop mainstream. Kenny Rogers “Coward Of The County” and “Lady”, Eddie Rabbitt’s “Drivin’ My Life Away”, Waylon’s “Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard”, Willie’s “On The Road Again” were all country number ones and top ten hits on the pop charts as well. This wave picked up steam due in large part to the John Travolta film “Urban Cowboy”. (Look at it this way; Urban Cowboy was to country music what Saturday Night Fever was to disco.)
Urban Cowboy helped skyrocket the careers of both Gilley and Lee.
Mickey was already a big country star prior to the film’s release. He swept the 1976 ACM Awards winning Top Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
His country nightclub in Pasadena, TX was the inspiration and primary location of filming for Urban Cowboy.
Mickey had more than fifteen number ones including “Stand By Me” from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack and "Don't All the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time.". He won six ACM Awards and a Grammy. Johnny had five number ones including “Lookin’ For Love” which he performed in Urban Cowboy. Additionally, he won the New Male Vocalist of the Year ACM award after his appearance in the film.
For many years the two teamed up for a sold-out theater schedule in Branson, MO with The Urban Cowboy Show. Now they’re touring the show across America.
Earlier this month, Mickey and his son were injured in a car accident in Texas, but both are recovering after minor injuries.
Come relive the days of Urban Cowboy and help Sonrisas Therapeutic Riding at the same time. Tickets and details are available here