The Official Website for Gene Autry
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 4, 2019
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend these upcoming Gene Autry events.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted March 4, 2019
Gene Autry had great success introducing new songs and turning them into hit records! The Singing Cowboy would then perform that hit tune in one of his very popular B Westerns movies. Gene's screen debut of "Back in the Saddle Again" was in the 1939 Republic Pictures film Rovin' Tumbleweeds. Eighty years later, "Back in the Saddle Again" is recognized as Gene Autry's signature song.
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 March 4, 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
Watch a two minute trailer and get a sneak peek at Ken Burns' new sweeping series on the history and impact of country music 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
Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans at the Autry Museum
Updated February 4, 2019
The Autry Museum as temporarily removed the Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans case due to rain related issues. The artifacts are all safe and when the leak is repaired the case will be re-installed.
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.
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