Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the city to visit his uncle and his family. He starts hanging out at Gilley's, the popular nightclub owned by Mickey Gilley himself. He takes a job at the oil refinery where his uncle works, hoping to save enough money to buy some land. He also meets a cowgirl named Sissy, they dance together, fall in love and suddenly get married. And then their marriage is shattered when Bud sees Sissy allegedly seeing con man Wes, who teaches her how to ride the mechanical bull... and plans to rob Gilley's. When a bull-riding contest at Gilley's is announced, Bud decides to sign up. Can he win the contest and save his marriage to Sissy? Written by
Hard hat days and honky-tonk nights.
Did You Know?
The interior of the "Gilley's Club" country-and-western venue was ravaged by fire around 1989/1990 with the bar closing down after a dispute between its owners. In 2006, the exterior shell of the facility was demolished by its owners the Pasadena Independent School District. Reportedly, only the old sound-recording studio remains which is located on the Spencer Highway. A new "Gilley's Club" opened in Dallas, Texas in 2003 and is now known as "Gilley's Dallas". See more
When Bud and Pam are at Uncle Bob's house, Uncle Bob says "We're goin' to Gilley's tonight...haven't been there since we first took you." Yes, they did take Bud to Gilley's when he first came into town, but then they were all back at Gilley's again later for Bud and Sissy's wedding. So Uncle Bob and Aunt Corine actually had been to Gilley's since they first took Bud. See more
What happened to your face?
Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
Written by Ed Bruce
and Patsy Bruce
Performed by Mickey Gilley
and Johnny Lee See more