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News Archive: 2016

Find out the latest Gene Autry news, which product releases are available and upcoming, get press releases, and info on special events for 2016. Use the links below to read an Official Press Release from Gene Autry Entertainent.

Equestrian Legacy Radio Podcast with Gary Holt and Bobbi Jean Bell
Posted December 13, 2016

On December 8, 2016, "Campfire Café" show hosts Gary Holt and Bobbie Jean Bell had Karla Buhlman, President of Gene Autry Entertainment, as a guest on their show to chat about Gene Autry and the new CD release "Gene Autry – A Melody Ranch Christmas." Read More

Member Appreciation Days at the Autry Museum Store
Posted November 8, 2016

Longtime members of the Autry Museum of the American West look forward to the Autry Museum Store's Member Appreciation Days during the first weekend of December – that's when the Museum Store has special mark downs and sale prices and wonderful Western items including clothes, books, home dècor, music, movies and more. Read More

The Hall of Fame Case for Gene Autry
Posted September 29, 2016

Columnist David Krell wrote a thoughtful column in The Sports Post where he makes a fine argument explaining why Gene Autry should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. We whole heartedly agree and wanted to share this with you. And it was extra nice to have this article posted on Gene Autry's 109th birthday. Read More

The Ballad of the Dreadnought
Posted June 21, 2016

If you have visited the Imagination Gallery at the Autry Museum of the American West then you have seen Gene Autry's famous Martin D-45 Guitar on display. It has been called the "Grandfather of the American Acoustic Guitar" and you can learn more about this guitar's place in musical history in the new Martin Guitar documentary "The Ballad of the Dreadnought." Read More

Gene Autry, the First Angel
Posted March 28, 2016

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is just around the corner and David Krell of the Sports Post recently chatted with Maxine Hansen, Executive Assistant to Mr. and Mrs. Autry, about Gene Autry and baseball. Read More

Gene Autry Double Features 2016
Posted February 24, 2016

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. In 2016, the Autry National Center of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. Read More

Today's Pop Stars Add New Chestnuts to ASCAP's Holiday Song Canon
Posted February 22, 2016

Gene Autry is an ASCAP songwriter and performer. Through the years we've shared ASCAP press releases that feature Gene's songs or recordings. For 2015, ASCAP presented the year's 10 most-performed new, original ASCAP holiday Songs plus the top 20 ASCAP Holiday Song Classics of the year. Read More

The Autry Announces the Death of Founding President and Life Trustee Joanne D. Hale (1928–2016)
Posted February 5, 2016

Autry Founding President and Life Trustee Joanne D. Hale died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in Burbank, California. Hale is survived by her daughters Susannah Urlik, Brandy Burnett, and Andrea Haverback; son Harlan Haverback and daughter-in-law Ming Zhao; and grandchildren Kyle Haverback and Christopher Burnett. She was 87 years old. Read More