Leon Beck, a well-known country music journalist, has had a decades-long relationship with Gilley’s, the world’s largest night club that was located in Pasadena, Texas. Gilley’s was the location for the 1980 Urban Cowboy film, starring John Travolta and Debra Winger. In the ’80s, Leon worked in marketing and promotions for Gilley’s, and was the editor of Gilley’s Country Magazine. He appeared in the acclaimed documentary Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley’s which chronicles the cultural phenomenon sparked by the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. He has served as editor and publisher for several country music magazines, including 93Q Country Magazine/93Q Country Radio Insider, KILT Country News Magazine, Texas Hot Country Magazine, Texas Honky-Tonk Country Magazine and several others. He has written for several national country music magazines, including Country Weekly, Country Rambler, Music City News and Country Music Scene. Leon has conducted thousands of interviews with music icons such as Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Rogers, Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis and Hank Williams Jr. Leon will embark on the 40th anniversary Urban Cowboy tour with many of the cast in 2020.