The Official Website of Gene Autry, America's Favorite Singing Cowboy

Fun Autry Fact:

When he was a young man, Gene received an offer from a professional baseball team to become a player. Gene turned down the offer because it would have meant a fifty-dollar-a-month pay cut from his telegrapher's job.

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News Archive: 2019

Western Music Expert Doug Green Revisits The Era Of The Singing Cowboy
Posted 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. Green wrote a book on singing cowboys and is featured in Ken Burns' new PBS series about country music. He says he fell in love with Western music from an early age: "It completely entranced me."

Posted September 25, 2019
Terry Gross, NPR




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