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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' "Country Music" on PBS This Fall
Updated December 30, 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

"It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" Takes Top Spot On 2019 ASCAP Holiday Songs Chart
Posted December 18, 2019

Gene Autry is a member of ASCAP as both a songwriter and up until this summer, a music publisher. ASCAP annually writes about the popularity of holiday songs during the Christmas season that are written, performed, or published by their members. Read More

Western Music Expert Doug Green Revisits The Era Of The Singing Cowboy on NPR
Updated September 25, 2019

Douglas B. Green, better known by his stage name "Ranger Doug" lead singer of the Western musical group Riders in the Sky chats with NPR's Terry Gross about Western Music. Read More

The Premiere of Ken Burns' "Country Music"
Posted August 14, 2019

We are one month away from the debut of the new Ken Burns' documentary series "Country Music." The excitement is building for the story of Country Music and its legends, including Gene Autry. Here is the latest news from Ken Burn's home state publication, Read More

Legacy Recordings Set to Release COUNTRY MUSIC – A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) in Multiple Formats
Updated August 1, 2019

The highly anticipated Ken Burns' documentary series "Country Music" debuts on PBS September 15th and with the subject matter being music, you know there will be a soundtrack to the series. Actually, Legacy Recordings is releasing a variety of soundtrack albums for "Country Music" on CD and vinyl LP. Read More

The Circle is Unbroken: Legacy To Release The Soundtrack to Ken Burns' "Country Music" in Box Set, Other Editions
Posted June 19, 2019

With a Ken Burns documentary about Country Music, you know that there will be a companion soundtrack released as well. And yes, Gene Autry has a song on this release! Read More

Autry Museum, Los Angeles Times, PBS SoCal and KCET Announce a Celebration of the Ken Burns Documentary Film Country Music
Posted June 10, 2019

The Autry, Los Angeles Times and Southern California's flagship PBS channels PBS SoCal and KCET have partnered to screen a sneak preview of the new Ken Burns documentary film Country Music at the Autry in Griffith Park. Read More

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. 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

'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