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 November 5, 2018

At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.

Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted November 12, 2018

Has your local radio station started playing all Christmas music all the time? Are you saying, "It's too early for Christmas music! Back in the day we never heard Christmas songs on the radio before Thanksgiving!" Well....not so fast. America's Favorite Singing Cowboy was debuting and performing Christmas music on his radio show before Thanksgiving and even before Halloween as far back as the 1942. Enjoy this version of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from November 1, 1953 knowing that Gene thought it was okay to play Christmas music in November!




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The Sounds of Thanksgiving with Gene Autry
Posted November 1, 2018

Families across America are making ready for their Thanksgiving Day fun by planning the traditional turkey dinner, counting their many blessings, and singing their favorite Gene Autry Thanksgiving tunes! What's that you say? You didn't know that in addition to Gene's famous Christmas and Easter recordings he also has Thanksgiving songs? Yes indeed, there are two: "Little Johnny Pilgrim" and "Guffy the Goofy Gobbler." You can find both tracks on the album Gene Autry Year-Round Cowboy. Buy the CD from the Autry Museum Store or download album from iTunes here.

Too Early for Christmas Music?
Posted November 1, 2018

Did you notice the holiday gift-giving commercials during the World Series games? Are you bumping into the candy canes and chocolate Santas at the grocery store before the turkeys and stuffing? And did your local radio station start playing 24 hours of Christmas music this week? You might be saying, "It's too early for this! Back in my day we never heard Christmas songs on the radio before Thanksgiving!" Well…not so fast. America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was performing Christmas music on his radio show before Thanksgiving and even before Halloween as far back as the 1940s. Check out when he introduced "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and "White Christmas" on his weekly radio show here.

If all this festive holiday activity has you wanting to learn more about the stories behind Gene's iconic Christmas classics "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," then check out the Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas section here.

Golden Age of Radio with SAG-AFTRA:
Melody Ranch Christmas Party at the Autry Museum

Posted November 12, 2018

Every week from 1940 to 1956, fans tuned in to hear Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show, and each December they would look forward to a special Christmas broadcast featuring music, holiday humor, and a Christmas story. Get in the holiday spirit as SAG-AFTRA presents live reenactments of the Melody Ranch Christmas Party radio show featuring Gene's classic Christmas music on Thursday, December 6th at the Autry Museum. Both the matinee and evening performances are free admission and reservations are recommended as space is limited! Read more on the Museum's website here.

Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated November 1, 2018

Saturday matinee double features (the screening of two motion pictures for the price of one) were an industry standard in the first half of the 20th century. The Autry Museum of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. Two Gene Autry films are screened in the museum's Wells Fargo Theater.

The Saturday, December 1st Gene Autry Double Feature theme is
"America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry!"

Gene Autry from
Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939).

Gene Autry and Santa Claus from
The Cowboy and the Indians (1949).

Discover why Gene Autry is known as "America's Favorite Signing Cowboy" in this month's Double Feature. In Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939) Gene goes to Washington DC to aid his town with a flood control bill only to find he has a lot to learn. This is the film debut of Gene's iconic song "Back in the Saddle Again." Then in The Cowboy and the Indians (1949) rancher Gene attempts to aid neighboring Navajos suffering from malnutrition. This is the only film with his hit Christmas song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)."

For details on the Saturday, December 1st Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here.

Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans at the Autry Museum
Updated November 1, 2018

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.

Gene Autry Is Now on Instagram
Updated November 1, 2018

Back in the day, Gene Autry understood the importance of connecting with his fans via his official fan club, newsletters, and meeting them on his tours and at special events. We continue that connection today via social media with our Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel, the Gene Autry Official Facebook page, and now the Gene Autry Official Instagram page.

Check out our Instagram page at www.instagram.com/geneautryofficial or just link on the Instagram icon at the top of our website pages (next to the icons for Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.)

If you are new to Instagram then visit our Social Media page for details on how you can sign up and follow GeneAutryOfficial for free.

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Licensing Gene Autry
Intellectual Properties

If you would like to license any Gene Autry owned intellectual property such as a song, performance, clip, or image controlled by the estate of Gene Autry, please visit our licensing page here.

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