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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, 2019
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Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted December 30, 2019
With the New Year just around the corner, folks might find themselves singing "Back in the Saddle Again" as they return to school and work after the holiday break. Seems like a great idea to have Gene Autry's signature song from the 1939 film Rovin' Tumbleweeds as our YouTube Clip of the Week. Be sure to sing along with Gene!
A little history on the song: Gene co-wrote Back in the Saddle Again with Ray Whitely and he first recorded it for Columbia Records in 1939, again in 1946, and a third time in 1952. Gene sang the song in three movies: Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939), Back in the Saddle (1941), and Home in Wyomin' (1942). It was the theme song of his television series The Gene Autry Show (1950 – 1956) and was the primary theme song for his Melody Ranch Radio Show (1939 – 1956).
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
Ken Burns' Documentary
"Country Music" on PBS Rebroadcast
Updated December 30, 2019
The Ken Burns' documentary series "Country Music" will be rebroadcast on PBS on Fridays beginning January 3rd through February 21, 2020. The eight episode series originally aired in September on PBS and was a critical and popular success. If you missed this eight part telling of the story of country music from its humble beginnings in the early 20th century to the mega-concerts of the 1990s then you can catch up now.
For more details on your local PBS station airdates and times for the rebroadcast of "Country Music" visit the PBS Country Music A Film by Ken Burns website.
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.
"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" Takes Top Spot On 2019 ASCAP Holiday Songs Chart
Posted December 18, 2019
Gene Autry is a member of ASCAP as both a songwriter and up until this summer, a 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 2019 reveals that Christmas songs used in movies got a boost this year but tried and true classics are still everyone's favorite.
We've noted all the songs performed by Gene Autry – released on record or sung on his Melody Ranch Radio Show – with a star on the ASCAP Top Holiday Songs Chart. Read more 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.
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.
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.
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