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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 September 5, 2019
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend these upcoming Gene Autry events.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted September 9, 2019
The Ken Burns documentary series "Country Music" debuts this Sunday, September 15th on PBS. We know that the series will include Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, and his contribution to the history of Country Music. Our YouTube Clip of the Week is from Gene's first starring role in a feature film Tumbling Tumbleweeds from Republic Pictures in 1935. Gene sings this as a duet with his recording of the song and you can tell right away that he is something special.
Scroll down for details on "Country Music" episode dates and times on PBS and streaming services.
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 September 12, 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. PBS kicks things off with a special tribute concert "Country Music: Live at the Ryman A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns." Here is the broadcast schedule for the concert and for each episode of the documentary series "Country Music":
Tribute Concert "Country Music: Live at the Ryman
A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns"
- Sunday, September 8, 2019
Ken Burns' Documentary Series "Country Music"
- 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.
"Maltin on Movies" with Ken Burns
Posted September 6, 2019
Learn how America's Storyteller Ken Burns makes documentaries like the soon to be released Country Music in the latest podcast from "Maltin on Movies." Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie Maltin interview Ken at the Autry Museum's Wells Fargo Theater from the Country Music preview event at the Autry on July 27th.
The Premiere of Ken Burns' "Country Music"
Posted August 14, 2019
We are one month away from the debut of the new Ken Burns' documentary series "Country Music." The excitement is building for the story of Country Music and its legends, including Gene Autry. Read the latest news from Ken Burn's home state publication, nhmagazine.com. The article states "This 'uniquely American art form' might not be what you think – Ken Burns' latest documentary challenges tired country music stereotypes in an eight-part series." Read more here.
Legacy Recordings Set to Release COUNTRY MUSIC – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) in Multiple Formats
Updated August 1, 2019
With a Ken Burns documentary about Country Music, you know that there will be a companion soundtrack released as well. And yes, Gene Autry has a song on this release!
For details read more here.
Autry Museum Ken Burns Documentary Screening "Country Music"
Updated July 30, 2019
The Autry Museum thanks everyone for making this sold out event a great night! You can view photos from the evening's activities on the museum's website here.
Dust off your denim for a night of Americana on the Autry lawn with singer-songwriter Austin McCutchen and an exclusive sneak preview of Ken Burns' upcoming documentary, Country Music. You will even hear from the director himself during a discussion on this quintessentially American art form. The event will include activities, a live performance by country singer-songwriter Austin McCutchen, a dog Western-wear costume contest, and a panel discussion with Burns moderated by Times columnist Patt Morrison. Bring a picnic or enjoy a variety of food truck fare!
The documentary, written by Dayton Duncan, chronicles country music's early days, from Southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California's honky-tonks and Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry." Including footage of Autry Museum founder Gene Autry, the film follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century as it eventually emerges to become "America's music."
For details 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.
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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