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Mickey Gilley recovers from back surgery following fall

Sunday, July 12, 2009 – Mickey Gilley is recovering from back surgery after a fall he took over the Fourth of July weekend. Gilley, 73, fell backward off a 3-foot step in Branson on July 5, hurting his back.

Gilley had surgery and is being transferred for further treatment in Houston. A full recovery is expected. Gilley cancelled his performances in Branson where he has a theatre.

Gilley had many hits in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Live at Gilley's CD review - Live at Gilley's
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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