The Official Website for Gene Autry
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry and he became famous in film, radio, television, and live theater and rodeo performances.
He recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, completing 93 movies and starring in 91 television productions. Gene Autry was ranked among the most celebrated film stars, and for years was considered to be the most popular Western film actor.
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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated June 27, 2016
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Autry Museum Members' Summer Picnic Read More
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum
Melody Trail (1935) and Gene Autry and the Mounties (1951) Read More
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted July 18, 2016
The fourth Saturday in July is National Day of the Cowboy and is a day set aside to celebrate the contribution of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America's culture and heritage. Even if you don't have a horse or a herd of cattle you can still celebrate on July 23rd with America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. To celebrate, our YouTube Clip of the week is “Sing Me a Song of the Saddle” from the 1953 movie Last of the Pony Riders. Gene co-wrote this song and also used it as his Melody Ranch Radio Show theme song from December 8, 1940 to November 2, 1941.
Need more Cowboy songs to celebrate National Day of the Cowboy? Then check out the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel's Classic Western Songs Playlist here.
Visit the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel for more fun Gene Autry musical clips from his radio, movie, and television career. Be sure to subscribe so you'll receive updates whenever Gene Autry Entertainment uploads new videos! Read More
Martin Guitar Documentary "The Ballad of the Dreadnought"
Posted June 27, 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." This 40-Minute film documents the evolution of the Martin Dreadnought Guitar and its role in American music of the past century. Read about the documentary "The Ballad of the Dreadnought" here. You can watch the full documentary by clicking on the box below.
Gene Autry Double Features at The Autry Museum
Updated June 27, 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. The Autry Museum of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. Two of Gene's musical B Westerns are screened the fourth Saturday of every other month in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater.
Each Double Feature has a theme and for the screening on Saturday, August 27th the theme is "The Dog Days of Summer."
Many folks refer to July and August as the "dog days of Summer." Come cool off in the air conditioned Autry Museum for a Gene Autry Double Feature with adorable dogs. In Melody Trail Gene tangles with a kleptomaniac St. Bernard named Souvenir and in Gene Autry and the Mounties our hero must tame an outlaw Greenland Husky named King.