Is Gilley's Coming Back to Pasadena?

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One way you know it must be rodeo season is when strange things like this start happening.

Mickey Gilley, the country singer and businessman who made Pasadena world-famous when his Gilley's nightclub was featured in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy, announced on Facebook about 30 minutes ago that he is exploring bringing another Gilley's to Pasadena.

In the video, Gilley says that he had dinner with the mayor of Pasadena (who would be Johnny Isbell, in office on and off since 1981) and his attorney, and that he hopes to open a Gilley's near Fairmont Parkway and Red Bluff Road in the near future.

"Hopefully we're going to have a Gilley's club once again in the great city of Pasadena, Texas, which I refer to as my hometown," he says.

Now 76, Gilley also owns Gilley's Texas Cafe and the Mickey Gilley Theater in Branson, Mo. About a year ago, he returned to performing after suffering a serious fall that necessitated several months of rehabilitation.

The whole video is below. Stay tuned.



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13 comments
micsan2
micsan2

Gilley was pretty much a nobody at the Nesadel, the move to Gilley's brought him more fame for sure. I believe both of them made considerable money from Gilley's but in the end Mickey Gilley certainly bit the hand that fed him. Nasty lawsuit...

drh_hoofardagency
drh_hoofardagency

Gilley never owned Gilley's Club in Pasadena, Sherwood Cryer did period. Mickey owes everything he was or is now to him. Sherwood was a very close friend of mine for very many years. Gilley bit the hand that fed him as far as I am concerned. Cowboy said that. 

micsan2
micsan2

Gilley's was owned by Sherwood Cryer, not Mickey Gilley. It was a marriage made in hell...

rchurst
rchurst

All things repeat so I guess it's time for the Urban Cowboy craze to come around again....

Secondlovers Houston
Secondlovers Houston

It better be because I'm tired of going all the way to Vegas for some damn ribs!

William Michael Smith
William Michael Smith

He told me last year when I interviewed him he was working on a plan to have a Gilley's in Pasadena again.

sheltonronnie
sheltonronnie

Gilley is what made GILLEYS!!!!!  NO ONE ELSE  DID .....Mickey is a Pasadena ICON!!

gilleysmuseum
gilleysmuseum

The Gilley's Mud Flaps are now a permanent part of the GilleysMuseum.com collection.

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@Secondlovers Houston  I like the horse saddle bar stools...for about 30 minutes. haha

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