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Mickey Gilley’s Back in Branson - He Brings Johnny Lee Along for the Ride!

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Mickey Gilley’s Back in Branson - He Brings Johnny Lee Along for the Ride!

Country superstar and long-time Branson favorite, Mickey Gilley, returns to town with buddy and fellow country superstar, Johnny Lee, on the Urban Cowboy tour -- there’s not much in the world of live entertainment that could have made Branson audiences happier!

In their Urban Cowboy Show, Gilley and Lee deliver a huge collection of country and pop hits. These two make for an impressive pair, ideal for a show together in Branson. Mickey spent decades here headlining at his own theater, and Lee has been a popular Branson concert performer for years. These long-time friends and country musical collaborators go way back, and their series of special appearances here in Branson are a showcase for one of the biggest projects in their respective careers - the movie, “Urban Cowboy.”  The movie gave Mickey a big hit with his incredible cover of a song that’s on the playlist of millions of music fans of all ages and walks of life - the classic “Stand by Me” - Gilley’s recording gave him the biggest genre crossover hit of his long career.

“Urban Cowboy” did more than just give Mickey Gilley’s music a platform, the primary setting for the popular film was Mickey’s own huge Pasadena, Texas nightclub, with the appropriate moniker - Gilley’s - the movie also helped launch awareness of what would become a favorite pastime in bars and honky tonks around the country - mechanical bull riding! In addition to “Stand By Me,” he enjoyed chart-topping hits with his songs "That's All That Matters," "Room Full of Roses," and "Don't All the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time."  And his music hasn’t only nabbed him enviable spots on the music charts, it’s earned him a batch of awards, including six Academy of Country Music awards. Gilley and his Urban Cowboy Band also received a Grammy in 1980 for Best Country Instrumental Performance for "Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown."

Johnny Lee also saw his career skyrocket after appearing as himself in the movie, “Urban Cowboy;” his song “Lookin’ for Love (In All the Wrong Places,)” was featured on the movie’s soundtrack, and gave Lee a blockbuster hit that topped the Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart for three weeks.  He was subsequently named New Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and went on to release a slew of Top Ten and #1 hits, including "One in A Million" and "The Yellow Rose."

You can catch Gilley and Lee in their Urban Cowboy Reunion show on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays in May, and then they’ll bring the show back to Branson beginning September 16 and running through December 4, again, most performances will be on the first three days of the week - Sunday and Monday shows are at 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday shows are at 3:00 p.m.  Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to share some Branson time with country music royalty in the Urban Cowboy Show, starring the incomparable and unforgettable Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee! You can make sure your seat is saved by calling 877-688-3179 for tickets!