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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 November 15, 2019
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend these upcoming Gene Autry events.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted November 18, 2019
Seventy-nine years ago this month, Gene Autry and "Shorty Long" introduced the song "Old November Moon"on Gene's Melody Ranch radio show with some sweet commentary about this time of year. The words hold true today and the song is as charming as ever!
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
Screening of The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold at the Autry Museum
Posted November 15, 2019
Before he was the "Lone Ranger" on television, actor Clayton Moore had a few roles in Gene Autry's films and television series "The Gene Autry Show." Come to the Autry Museum this Saturday, November 23rd to see Clayton Moore in his most famous role in the movie The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958). This is the second of two theatrical features expanding on the popular TV show "The Lone Ranger." Plus the very first episode of "The Lone Ranger" will be screened as part of the 70th anniversary of the TV series. Introduction by Native actor and writer Jason Grasl (Blackfeet). Screening followed by a conversation with film critic Leonard Maltin and Dawn Moore, daughter of star Clayton Moore.
Reservations recommended. For more information visit the Autry Museum's website here.
The Sounds of Thanksgiving with Gene Autry
Posted November 1, 2019
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, 2019
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.
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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