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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.
Save the Date!
Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated June 4, 2019
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend these upcoming Gene Autry events.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted June 10, 2019
In honor of Father's Day this Sunday, June 16th, the Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week is the fan favorite "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" from the 1935 film Tumbling Tumbleweeds.
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
Ken Burns' Documentary "Country Music" on PBS This Fall
Updated May 24, 2019
We're excited to share the PBS debut date for the new Ken Burns' film "Country Music." Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 15 at 8/7c. Hundreds of artists, including Gene Autry, will be part of this 8-part film. From heartbreak to honky-tonk, hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. Here is the broadcast schedule for each episode:
- Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Part 1
- Monday, September 16, 2019 – Part 2
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Part 3
- Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Part 4
- Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Part 5
- Monday, September 23, 2019 – Part 6
- Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Part 7
- Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – Part 8
For the latest news articles, information and trailers on "Country Music" visit our special page here.
Warner Chappell Music Acquires
Gene Autry Music Group
Posted May 30, 2019
Warner Chappell Music today announced the acquisition of the four publishing companies comprising the Gene Autry Music Group. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. Included are timeless classics such as Autry's signature song, "Back In The Saddle Again," and the holiday favorite, "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," as well as the iconic classics "Just Walkin' In The Rain" and "You Belong To Me." In addition, Warner Chappell will be administering many of the Autry estate's master recordings to facilitate one-stop synchronization licensing.
Ken Burns Previews 'Country Music' Documentary, Donates Footage to Hall of Fame
Posted May 24, 2019
Ken Burns and the folks at Florentine Films are continuing to drum up exciment on the "Country Music" documentary that will air on PBS this September. Rolling Stone magazine reports that at a press conference on Wednesday, March 22nd in Nashville, Ken Burns showed a clip from the documentary and announced that he will be donating all the transcripts and more than 174 hours of interviews from the project to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans at the Autry Museum
Updated May 24, 2019
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.
Actress Fay McKenzie Dies at 101
Posted April 26, 2019
Gene Autry's leading lady Fay McKenzie passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 16th at the age of 101. Fay starred in five Republic Pictures films with Gene Autry in 1941 and 1942: Down Mexico Way (1941), Sierra Sue (1941), Cowboy Serenade (1942), Heart of the Rio Grande (1942), and Home in Wyomin' (1942).
Read about her life and film career on our website here.
New YouTube Series from Gene Autry Entertainment "Presenting.....Gene Autry"
Posted March 4, 2019
The second episode of the new Gene Autry Entertainment series "Presenting.....Gene Autry" is now on the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel. Ever wonder what inspired Gene to write the Christmas classic "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)"? Watch "Presenting.....Gene Autry" Episode 2, "Christmas Songs" and learn first hand from Gene how this Christmas classic came to be plus he talks about his other big holiday hit, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
The "Presenting.....Gene Autry" series is exclusively 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. Read more on the series here.
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