Almost 50 years later, Mickey Gilley is still the original “Urban Cowboy.”
Almost 50 years later, Mickey Gilley is still the original “Urban Cowboy.” Mickey Gilley Courtesy
Almost 50 years later, Mickey Gilley is still the original “Urban Cowboy.” Mickey Gilley Courtesy

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Mickey Gilley on 46 years of ‘Urban Cowboy’ and that song from Gulfport

September 24, 2016 05:00 AM

UPDATED September 24, 2016 01:56 PM

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