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.
Save the Date!
Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated November 28, 2014
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Golden Age of Radio with SAG-AFTRA: Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch Christmas Party at the Autry Museum Read More
Saturday and Sunday, December 6–7, 2014
Autry Museum Member Appreciation Days in the Museum Store Read More
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum
Sunset in Wyoming and The Cowboy and the Indians Read More
Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas
Updated November 28, 2014
No matter where you find yourself on the planet during the holiday season, chances are you will hear Gene Autry sing his popular Christmas songs "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And if you've ever wondered how Gene wrote "Here Comes Santa Claus" and how he came to record "Rudolph," we've got the answers for you in our special Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas section.
This is the place to read about Gene's Christmas song history, find Christmas wallpaper for your computer, watch Gene sing "Here Comes Santa Claus," plus you'll find Gene's Christmas CDs and other holiday items to purchase. Visit Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas here.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted November 28, 2014
Gene Autry co-wrote and recorded his first Christmas hit “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” in 1947. It sold millions of records and he performed it live dozens of times on his Melody Ranch Radio Show and on tour, but Gene only song this holiday classic one time in his movies. Our YouTube Clip of the week showcases this performance from Gene’s 1949 Columbia Pictures film The Cowboy and The Indians.
You'll find more Gene Autry musical numbers on the Official Gene Autry YouTube Channel here.
We'll soon be adding more special Gene Autry performances, music, and photos to share with the world on the Official Gene Autry YouTube Channel. We hope that Gene's fans will enjoy watching Gene on their computers, tablets, phones and whatever nifty techno devices surface in the future.
Autry Museum Store Members Sale
Posted November 28, 2014
This weekend - Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 – the Autry National Center of the American West is having their Member Appreciation Days Sale. Autry Museum members at the Individual through Turquoise levels receive a 20% discount, and members at the Copper level and above receive a 30% discount at the Autry Store.* Find the perfect gifts and toast the holiday season with a complimentary beverage at Crossroads West Cafe and light refreshments in the store. The sale includes all Gene Autry product such as DVDs, CDs, t-shirts, songbooks and more. Read more about the sale on the Museum’s website here.
Save up to 20% on Gift Membership purchases through December 31, 2014. Just in time for the holidays, members save $10 on Individual, Dual, and Family Gift Memberships, and $20 on Family-Plus Gift Memberships and above. Offer valid for Gift Memberships only. For details, visit the Museum’s website here or call the Autry Museum’s Membership Department at (323) 495-4326.
*Store discount not valid for trunk shows, consignment items, or sale items.
Riding Your Way in November! Gene Autry Collection 8
The latest Gene Autry movie DVD set is now available at the Autry Museum Store. Gene Autry Collection 8 with the fully restored and uncut feature films Trail to San Antone (1947), Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949), Riders in the Sky (1949) and Saginaw Trail (1953). Buy yours today from the Autry Museum Store! And yes, if you are a member of the Autry National Center, you can use your Museum Discount!
Like all of our DVD releases, these films have bonus material including Gene Autry and Pat Buttram at the Melody Ranch Theater, a Melody Ranch Radio Show, photo gallery plus trivia and movie facts. For more details and to purchase your DVD set from the Autry Museum Store, read more here.
The Gene Autry Christmas Book
Gene Autry Entertainment is excited to announce the release of The Gene Autry Christmas Book, a collection of 25 classic Gene Autry Christmas songs that he released on record or performed live on his Melody Ranch Radio Show.
Debuting this month from Hal Leonard Publications, the songbook includes Holiday favorites like "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", and "Frosty the Snow Man" along with rare out of print and hard to find treasures "Santa's Coming in a Whirlybird," "Nine Little Reindeer" and "The Night Before Christmas, In Texas That Is." All songs were researched and sourced from Gene's personal files, radio shows, and archive and include full lyrics and sheet music for piano, vocal, and guitar.
The Gene Autry Christmas Book is available now. You can find the complete song list and buy the book from the Autry Museum Store here.
Gene Autry Double Features
At the Autry National Center of the American West
Updated November 1, 2014
The last Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum for 2014 will be on Saturday, December 27th. Any day now you are sure to hear Gene Autry sing his iconic Christmas song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)." The song might conjure up images of evergreen trees, woodland animals, and of course, Santa. You'll find all that and more in the films Sunset in Wyoming and The Cowboy and the Indians.
The Gene Autry Double Feature of Sunset in Wyoming (1941) and The Cowboy and the Indians (1949) begins at noon in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy theater. For more details, visit the museum's website here.
We will announce the full 2015 schedule of Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum very soon.