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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: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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