ACM 2022
Voter's Guide

A quick reference guide to the 2022 ACM Nominees




inside The CRS Daily Buzz (2/25)

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CRS Research: Bye Generation





Chronicle: Mickey Gilley

Singer/songwriter Mickey Gilley passed away Saturday (5/7). He was 86. Born in Natchez, MS on March 9, 1936, Gilley grew up in the shadow of his famous cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis. By the late '50s, Gilley was playing sessions and recording in New Orleans, and his regional popularity spread west to Houston. In 1970, Gilley opened his own nightclub in nearby Pasadena, TX. Gilley landed his first of 17 No. 1 hits in 1974 and won ACM Top New Male Vocalist the same year. In 1976, he won four more ACMs, including Entertainer of the Year. Gilley's Club became world-famous after serving as the focal point of the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. The movie and its soundtrack ushered in the largest surge in country popularity to that point and gave Gilley a multi-format hit with his cover of "Stand By Me." The nightclub closed in 1986, and Gilley eventually turned his attention to a theater he opened in Branson, MO. No word on arrangements.