Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936) is an American country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the 1980s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts as well. Among his biggest hits are "Room Full of Roses," "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time," and the remake of the Soul hit "Stand by Me".
AllMusic Review by James Chrispell
Collecting Mickey Gilley's hits of the mid-'70s, including "Don't the Grils All Get Prettier at Closing Time" and "She's Pulling Me Back Again," Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 lives up to its title. While Gilley was never an original songwriter of much note, he could interpret most any style of music into his own niche. Perhaps that is why he appeals to such a diverse audience. This great sampler of his hits is an excellent way to become acquainted with his best mid-'70s work.