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America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Known as America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry. He became famous in radio, records, film, television, and live tour performances including rodeo. From the late 1920s through the early 1950s, Gene Autry recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, appearing in 93 movies and starring in 91 television productions. Gene Autry was ranked among the most celebrated film stars, and for years was considered to be the most popular Western film actor. In his later years, Gene Autry owned a television and radio station on the West Coast and was the original owner of the Angels Major League Baseball team.
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Updated December 10, 2018
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Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted January 7, 2019
This week finds both kids and adults "Back in the Saddle Again" with school and work after the holiday break. Seems like a great idea to have Gene Autry's signature song from his 1941 film Back in the Saddle as our YouTube Clip of the Week. Be sure to sing along with Gene!
Visit the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel for more fun Gene Autry musical clips from his radio, movie, and television career. Be sure to subscribe so you'll receive updates whenever Gene Autry Entertainment uploads new videos! Read More
New YouTube Series from Gene Autry Entertainment "Presenting.....Gene Autry"
Posted December 14, 2018
Gene Autry Entertainment is pleased to announce a new series, "Presenting.....Gene Autry" on the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel. Created from the conversations between Gene Autry and his sidekick pal Pat Buttram from the 1980s The Nashville Network television series "Melody Ranch Theater" each episode covers a specific topic of Gene Autry's life and career. The first episode is "Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum" and you’ll learn just what Gene and his wife Jackie Autry planned for the museum, today known at the Autry Museum of the American West. Read more
Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas
Updated December 10, 2018
No matter where you find yourself on the planet during the holiday season, chances are you will hear Gene Autry sing his popular Christmas songs "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And if you've ever wondered how Gene wrote "Here Comes Santa Claus" and how he came to record "Rudolph," we've got the answers for you in our special Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas section.
This is the place to read about Gene's Christmas song history, find Christmas wallpaper for your computer, watch Gene sing "Here Comes Santa Claus," plus you'll find Gene's Christmas CDs and other holiday items to purchase. Visit Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas here.
Gene Autry Earns His First-Ever Billboard Hot 100 Entry
With "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Posted December 13, 2018
The Billboard Hot 100 List for this week has us very excited because Gene Autry earns his first-ever Hot 100 entry, as "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" very shiny debut at No. 36. Gene released the track in 1949, nine years before the Hot 100 launched, and it finally debuts, gaining by 40 percent to 18.5 million U.S. streams. (Per chart rules put in place this decade, older songs like Gene's are eligible to chart on the Hot 100 if showing multi-metric gains and ranking in the top 50.)
Additionally, the album Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other Christmas Classics leaps 68 to 49 on the Billboard 200, up 41 percent to 17,000 equivalent album units! Gene Autry is also on the Billboard Hot 100 Artists list this week at number 52 and climbing. Read the Billboard article on our website here.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” Continues Reign As #1 ASCAP Holiday Song
Posted December 10, 2018
Gene Autry is a member of ASCAP as both a songwriter and music publisher. ASCAP annually writes about the popularity of holiday songs during the Christmas season that are written, performed, or published by their members. The list for 2018 reveals that while a contemporary song from Mariah Carey is number one again this year, it is the works by legendary Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Marks that continue to dominate the holiday hit charts. And every Gene Autry fan knows that Johnny Marks wrote "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" which Gene was the first to record. Read more here.
Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans at the Autry Museum
Updated November 1, 2018
The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California debuted a special case earlier this year titled Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans. This new case features fan-created artworks and media, illustrating the many imprints that fans put on their hero. Gene Autry's face and name appear carefully crafted in leather, denim, mahogany, and even on sandpaper.
Read the full article on our website here.
Gene Autry Is Now on Instagram
Updated November 1, 2018
Back in the day, Gene Autry understood the importance of connecting with his fans via his official fan club, newsletters, and meeting them on his tours and at special events. We continue that connection today via social media with our Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel, the Gene Autry Official Facebook page, and now the Gene Autry Official Instagram page.
Check out our Instagram page at www.instagram.com/geneautryofficial or just link on the Instagram icon at the top of our website pages (next to the icons for Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.)
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