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News Archive: 2009

Find out the latest Gene Autry news, which product releases are available and upcoming, get press releases, and info on special events for 2009. Use the links below to read an Official Press Release from Gene Autry Entertainent.

National Baseball Hall of Fame 2010 Veterans Committee Finalists
Updated December 7, 2009

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the 20 former major league managers, umpires and executives considered for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. Read More

ASCAP Announces Top 25 Holiday Songs of the Decade
Posted December 2, 2009

Gene Autry's Christmas music is right at home in the 21st Century according to ASCAP's list of the Top 25 Holiday Songs of the Decade. The list is based on the most performed holiday songs from the past ten years. Gene Autry really is the Christmas Cowboy! Read More

Statue of valley's singing cowboy, Gene Autry, lands on his Trail and Ramon
Posted November 23, 2009

A new Gene Autry statue was unveiled on November 17, 2009 in Palm Springs at the Gene Autry Plaza, located on Gene Autry Trail and Ramon Road. Read More

Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart To Be Released October 13
Posted October 12, 2009

Legendary American songwriter and musician Bob Dylan released his first ever Christmas album on October 13th and it has the Rock n Roll Internet bloggers all abuzz. Some folks like the idea of the man who gave us Blowin' in the Wind making a traditional style holiday – no make that Christmas – album. Read More

Starr-Gennett Foundation 2009 Music Festival
September 11-12 in Richmond, Indiana

Posted September 1, 2009

Gene Autry fans in Indiana may want to visit Richmond, IN on September 11th and 12th for the Starr-Gennett Foundation 2009 Music Festival. Read More

How Gene Autry Spurred a Festival
Posted June 30, 2009

Gene Autry fans know about Kenton, Ohio's Gene Autry Days events and several of you have even had the pleasure of attending this festival. LA Times reporter Steven Rosen experienced last weekend's celebration and wrote about it for the Times. Read More

the boys: the sherman brothers story
Film Documentary

Posted May 26, 2009

Gene Autry fans know that America's Favorite Singing Cowboy influenced many of today's popular musicians including Bo Diddley, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash. But did you know that Gene was also significant to song writers Richard and Robert Sherman? Read More

Monte Hale
Updated May 22, 2009

Popular Singing Cowboy and actor, Monte Hale, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was 89 years old. His career as an entertainer spanned over sixty years in the industry. Read More

The Grammy Special Merit Awards
Updated May 22, 2009

On February 7, 2009 Gene Autry was honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy's Special Merit Awards Ceremony. Read More

Sixteenth Annual Gene Autry Days in Kenton, Ohio
Posted May 15, 2009

Gene Autry fans in Ohio may want to visit the Hardin County Fairgrounds in Kenton on June 27th and 28th for the Gene Autry Days celebration. Read More

Autry National Center Museum Store Upgrade
Posted May 12, 2009

The Autry National Center Museum Store website is currently under renovation. Read More

Holly George-Warren Book Signings for Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry
Updated April 21, 2009

Gene Autry's biographer, Holly George-Warren, continues to ride the range promoting the book Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry, now in paperback! Read More

Sparkle and Twang: Marty Stuart's American Musical Odyssey
Posted March 30, 2009

We at Gene Autry Entertainment are big fans of Marty Stuart. We hope that you can visit the Autry this year and get to know American Music a little more through Marty's Sparkle and Twang. Read More

City of Santa Clarita, CA Cowboy Festival April 25 – 26, 2009
Posted March 30, 2009

We continually hear from Gene Autry fans who would like to visit the Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio and we think that the City of Santa Clarita's annual Cowboy Festival is the best time to check it out! Read More

American Greetings Gene Autry Easter Card
Posted March 19, 2009

Last year the good folks at American Greetings created two very sweet musical Easter cards with Gene Autry singing The Funny Little Bunny (With the Powder Puff Tail). Read More

The Only Full Length Biography for the Recipient of the 2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted February 4, 2009

The following is excerpted from a press release by Oxford University Press on the Gene Autry biography Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry by Holly George-Warren. Read More