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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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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated March 28, 2020
Mark your calendar and make plans for these upcoming Gene Autry events.
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Posted March 29, 2020
The weather is warming up, the daffodils are blooming, and Gene Autry is singing about "Bunny Round-Up Time" so you know that Easter is just around the corner! If you need a soundtrack for your Easter egg hunt, then pick up the album Gene Autry Year-Round Cowboy that includes six classic Gene Autry springtime tunes: Peter Cottontail, The Funny Little Bunny (With the Powder Puff Tail), Bunny Round-Up Time, Sonny the Bunny, Easter Mornin', and The Horse with the Easter Bonnet.
You can also watch a few Gene Autry Easter clips on the official Gene Autry YouTube Channel.
from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch radio show April 6, 1947
from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch radio show April 8, 1950
from the movie Hills of Utah 1951
Easter Songs and Clips Playlist
Watch four Easter clips on this playlist, including a poem from Pat Buttram.
Visit the Official Gene Autry YouTube Channel here.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted March 28, 2020
Gene Autry had a popular Columbia Records' hit in 1950 with the song "Peter Cottontail." It was so popular, that Gene found a way to work the song into his 1951 Columbia Pictures feature film release Hills of Utah. Be sure to sing along with Gene for a hippity, hoppity happy Easter Day!
Visit the Official Gene Autry 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
Gene Autry on Spotify
Posted December 20, 2019
Gene Autry fans listen to his Western classics and holiday music on LPs, CDs, and now via digital streaming. Have you visited Gene Autry's official artist page on Spotify? You can listen to Gene's albums from your computer desk top or mobile phone for free. The Spotify Gene Autry artist page will have all your favorite songs plus special releases like the new "Gene Autry Complete Columbia Christmas Songs" album that debuted today. In the New Year, look for special artist picks and playlists.
If you are new to music streaming services, visit our social media page for step by step instructions on how to access Gene's music on Spotify.
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.
Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans at the Autry Museum
Updated March 28, 2020
The Autry Museum of the American West is temporary closed due to COVID-19. Read More
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.
For Autry Museum information on this special case visit their website here.
View photos of the installation of the Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans case 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.
Be sure to subscribe to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel so you'll receive updates whenever Gene Autry Entertainment uploads new episodes of "Presenting.....Gene Autry." Read More
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