Country music star Mickey Gilley honored at 11th annual Texas Legends Gala in Houston

Country music star Mickey Gilley was honored at the 11th annual Texas Legends Gala in Houston on Monday, March 25, 2013. Eyewitness News anchor Dave Ward (in background) emceed the event.
March 24, 2013 10:00:00 PM PDT
The man who made Gilley's Club famous is now considered a Texas legend.

Country music singer Mickey Gilley was honored Monday night at the Galleria Chamber of Commerce 11th annual Texas Legends Gala.

Our own Dave Ward emceed the event at the Houston Omni Hotel.

Gilley was a popular Houston singer when he opened Gilleys in Pasadena in 1971. The movie "Urban Cowboy" made the place world famous.

Gilley ranks among the top 50 all-time country stars.
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