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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 December 10, 2019
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend these upcoming Gene Autry events.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted December 9, 2019
Our YouTube Clip of the Week is a special one! Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Christmas Eve Party radio show broadcast on December 24, 1949 opened with a special performance – a medley of his 1947 holiday hit "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and his new seasonal sensation "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Enjoy this rare performance and be sure to sing-along with Gene!
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Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas
Posted December 10, 2019
No matter where you find yourself on the planet during the holiday season, chances are you will hear Gene Autry sing his popular Christmas songs "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And if you've ever wondered how Gene wrote "Here Comes Santa Claus" and how he came to record "Rudolph," we've got the answers for you in our special Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas section.
This is the place to read about Gene's Christmas song history, watch his Christmas YouTube Clips, read about his chart-toping holiday hits, plus you'll find Gene's Christmas CDs, LPs, and other holiday items to purchase. Visit Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas here.
Here Comes Santa Claus
Posted December 10, 2019
Gene Autry recorded new versions of his greatest Christmas songs in the 1950s and '60s and for the first time ever they are together on one CD, Here Comes Santa Claus.
This collection includes rare recordings of "Buon Natale," "Santa's Comin' in a Whirly Bird," and Gene's telling of "The Story of the Nativity" as well as the holiday favorites "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Sleigh Bells," and "Thirty Two Feet, Eight Little Tails."
The liner notes, featuring vintage Gene Autry Christmas card artwork, are by Mr. and Mrs. Autry's Executive Assistant Maxine Hansen. Also included is a history of Gene Autry and the Hollywood Christmas Parade by the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood, Johnny Grant. Here Comes Santa Claus is an excellent album for all generations.
Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas
Posted December 4, 2019
Looking to add to your music collection or give the gift of music this year? "Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas" is a special album with a vintage radio show approach. It includes iconic and rare Christmas songs performed live on Gene Autry's popular "Melody Ranch" radio show by Gene, the Cass County Boys, the Pinafores, the Gene Autry Blue Jeans, Rosemary Clooney, and Carl Cotner's Orchestra. You'll also hear Gene introduce songs, Pat Buttram perform classic comedy, and Johnny Bond thoughtfully reflect on the season.
The album has traditional Christmas standards like "Jingle Bells" and "Joy to the World" plus rare performances of Gene Autry's holiday hits including a "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" & "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Medley. Several tracks are songs Gene and his Melody Ranch pals performed every holiday season but never released on record such as "White Christmas," "Cowboy Santa Claus," and "Winter Wonderland." Many of Gene's hit records were introduced to the American public on his radio show and several of those debut performances are on this album including "Frosty the Snow Man," "I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus," and "Sleigh Bells."
Ken Burns' Documentary "Country Music" on PBS
Updated September 26, 2019
The Ken Burns' documentary series "Country Music" 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 with steaming episodes or purchase DVD and Blu-ray sets. For details plus news articles and more, visit our special section here.
For the latest news articles, information and trailers on "Country Music" visit our special page 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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