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|Gilley to perform with Linda Gail Lewis|
Mickey Gilley will perform with Linda Gail Lewis April 28 during Lewis' induction into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame.
Gilley will be inducted into the Louisiana Legends Hall of Fame in Baton Rouge on Thursday, May 10.
"I'm very excited," Gilley said. "I've never performed with Linda Gail and I'm looking forward to it."
Gilley has made annual trips to the Miss-Lou the past couple of years to perform with his Branson band. The concert and induction will be held at the Natchez City Auditorium.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and J.D. "Jim" Davis will hold a book signing before and after the shows for his new book, "Unconquered: The Saga of Cousins Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilley."
Linda Gail Lewis and her daughter, Annie Marie Dolan, will perform at 8 p.m., followed by Gilley at 9 p.m.
"My show will be a storyline," Gilley said. "I actually had to overcome being a cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis and his success. I've always been able to do his music in clubs. But when Gilley's opened in 1971, everything changed."
Advance tickets are $35 for general admission and $35 for preferred seating. Event day tickets are $30 with preferred seating at $40.
The ticket includes both concerts and a copy of Davis' book.
The Friends Foundation for Delta Music Museum will receive $5 from each ticket sold.
A six-time Academy of Country Music award winner with 17 number one country hits and another 22 top ten songs, Gilley reached No. 1 with "Room Full of Roses," which was actually designated the B-side for "She Called Me Baby."
Gilley was not happy with the final product of that recording.
"I liked 'She Called Me Baby,' and thought to myself, well, I finally got something. "Room Full of Roses was actually a song me, Jerry Lee and Jimmy (Swaggart) sang together when we were growing up," Gilley said.
Gilley is still recovering from an 2009 accident when helping a friend move a couch in his condo. Gilley fell when he stepped in a flower pot. He was temporarily paralyzed from the neck down having injured bones in his neck. His spinal cord was also bruised. Surgery followed.
"I tell people at my show if they need to move something, call 'Two Men and a Truck.' When you get old, you shouldn't fall."
Gilley said he is walking more. He is still unable to play the piano, but brought in a keyboard player and taught him his songs.
"He's just as good," Gilley said. "I don't know if I will ever be able to play the piano again. But I am 76 years old."
Gilley, who is a member of the Louisiana Hall of Fame, Texas Hall of Fame and Colorado Hall of Fame for Country Music, will be inducted into the Louisiana Legends Hall of Fame during the 22nd Annual Louisiana Legends Gala and Auction at the Old State Capitol on North Boulevard in Baton Rouge.
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