Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Texas Tuesday ~ Gilley's

Texas Tuesday

What do you think of when you here the name

Unless you live under a rock or born within the last few years
your first thought to come to mind is or should be 

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This movie put Pasadena, Texas on the map and made many struggling
country stars famous. Owner Mickey Gilley had live nightly entertainment 
from the likes of Charlie Daniels to Johnny Lee. 

More famous than the entertainment was the mechanical bull. 
If you can call a mechanical bull a main character in a movie,
this bull should of won an oscar.  The whole story
line is based on whether or not you could ride it for the 8 seconds. 

After a fire destroying the original Gilley's in Pasadena many years later
a Gilley's opened in the renowned area of the Ft. Worth stockyards.

A little over a year ago Mickey Gilley suffered a stroke and is doing much better
but in an interview I saw on t.v. he claimed that his dream before he dies would be to 
have another Gilley's in Pasadena!

Oh how happy that would be! 

Before I leave y'all I thought I'd share a few fun pictures of Urban Cowboy

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Sissy & Bud

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Famous license plates

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Had to have a picture with Mickey!

The Dallas Gilley's

Well there you have it,
a honky-tonk that even though is no longer around
it will always be a part of the history of
Pasadena Texas


  1. Oh my gosh, what I would give to be able to go back and visit Gilley's back in the Urban Cowboy days!! (Which, btw, is one of my favorite movies!)

    Thanks for linking up!!

  2. Ok, don't hit me, but the first thing that came to mind with "Gilley" was from the Haley Mills film, Summer Magic (her brother was named Gill). Had nothing to do with Texas or a honky tonk at all.

    Great post...I bet that was SO fun!


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