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News Archive: 2019

Find out the latest Gene Autry news, which product releases are available and upcoming, get press releases, and info on special events for 2019. Use the links below to read an Official Press Release from Gene Autry Entertainent.

Ken Burns Previews 'Country Music' Documentary, Donates Footage to Hall of Fame
Posted May 24, 2019

Filmmaker will provide Nashville institution with more than 174 hours of interviews. Read More

Actress Fay McKenzie, Gene Autry Leading Lady, Dies at 101
Posted April 26, 2019

Actress Fay McKenzie Waldman passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 16th at the age of 101. Fay was Gene Autry's leading lady in five Republic Pictures films between 1941 and 1942. Read More

Ken Burns' "Country Music" on PBS This Fall
Posted April 4, 2019

Gene Autry Entertainment has corralled the latest and greatest news and information on the Ken Burns documentary series "Country Music" that will be on PBS this fall. We will update this page often and encourage you to check back frequently. Read More

'Country Music: Live at the Ryman' Brings Ken Burns' PBS Documentary to the Nashville Stage
Posted April 4, 2019

A very special event was held at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on March 27, 2019. Read Billboard's review of "Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns" and get excited for the PBS documentary series this fall. Read More

Ken Burns' Documentary "Country Music" on PBS This Fall
Posted February 13, 2019

Here is a detailed press release from PBS on the new Ken Burns eight episode documentary COUNTRY MUSIC that airs this Fall. And yes, America's Favorite Singing Cowboy Gene Autry will be part of this 16 hour series! Read More

Ken Burns' "Country Music" Previewed by Producers, With PBS Airing Set for September
Posted February 4, 2019

We're excited to share the PBS debut date for the new Kens Burns' film "Country Music." Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 15 at 8/7c. Hundreds of artists, including Gene Autry, will be part of this 8-part film. From heartbreak to honky-tonk, hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. Read More

How Amazon Music and Alexa Are Helping Boost Decades-Old Holiday Classics Up the Charts
Posted January 4, 2019

Vintage Christmas recordings like Gene Autry's "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and Dean Martin's "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" are debuting on Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time this year thanks to the latest technology of voice-activated virtual assistants from companies like Amazon and Google. Read More

Ask Billboard: Send in Your Favorites of 2018! Plus, Gene Autry's Classic Carol Hits Hot 100 at Last
Posted January 4, 2019

The 2018 holiday season was extra special for Gene Autry and his classic Christmas songs because "Nosed Reindeer" and "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time! Read More