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 October 24, 2016
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Friday, November 18, 2016
New CD release Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas Read More
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Golden Age of Radio with SAG-AFTRA: Melody Ranch Christmas Party at the Autry Museum Read More
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 2016
Autry Museum Appreciation Days Read More
Saturday, December 3
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum
Ridin' on a Rainbow and The Cowboy and the Indians Read More
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted October 24, 2016
Have you subscribed to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel yet? When you do, you'll be the first to know when classic clips are added like the Gene Autry and the Rodeoliers' performance of "I'm Gonna Round Up My Blues" from Gene Autry's 1939 film Home on the Prairie. This is a positive outlook song with good advice on "roundin' up stray smiles, driving the blues away!" New clips are posted by Gene Autry Entertainment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Read more here on how to subscribe for free.
Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas
Posted October 20, 2016
Back in the 1940s and 1950s, Gene Autry would introduce new Christmas songs to his Melody Ranch radio show audience as early as October so we feel that this is a good time to let everyone know about a new Gene Autry Christmas CD!
Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas is a special album with a vintage radio show approach. It includes iconic and rare Christmas songs performed live on Gene Autry's popular Melody Ranch radio show by Gene, the Cass County Boys, the Pinafores, the Gene Autry Blue Jeans, Rosemary Clooney, and Carl Cotner's Orchestra. You'll also hear Gene introduce songs, Pat Buttram perform classic comedy, and Johnny Bond thoughtfully reflect on the season.
The CD will be released on November 18th and is available for pre-order now from the Autry Museum Store. And yes, if you are a member of the museum you will receive your membership discount on this purchase.
The album has traditional Christmas standards like Jingle Bells and Joy to the World plus rare performances of Gene Autry's holiday hits including a Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) & Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Medley. Several tracks are songs Gene and his Melody Ranch pals performed every holiday season but never released on record such as White Christmas, Cowboy Santa Claus, and Winter Wonderland. Many of Gene's hit records were introduced to the American public on his radio show and several of those debut performances are on this album including Frosty the Snow Man, I Wish My Mom Would Marry Santa Claus, and Sleigh Bells.
For details on the 23 tracks included on this album
plus pre-order information, read more here.
Gene Autry's Cowboy Code
As Expressed by Artist Sandra Boynton
Posted October 20, 2016
Gene Autry fans are everywhere! And you might be surprised to find them expressing their love and appreciation for America's Favorite Singing Cowboy in their work. Perhaps you saw cartoonist and humorist Sandra Boynton's recent social media post with Gene Autry's Cowboy Code and a very handsome "Cow-Bear." Gene Autry Entertainment likes it so much that we wanted to share it with you.
If you'd like to know more about Sandra Boynton, check out her official website here. And we highly recommend her children's board books, calendars, and anything that mentions chocolate.
Read more about Gene Autry's Cowboy Code here.
Gene Autry Double Features at The Autry Museum
Updated October 24, 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. Every other month, two of Gene's musical B Westerns are screened in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater.
Each Double Feataure has a theme and for the screening on Saturday, December 3rd the theme is "Autry Museum Member Appreciation."
The December Gene Autry Double Feature is on the first Saturday of the month to coincide with the Autry Museum's Member Appreciation Day. You'll be in a festive mood when you sing along to "What's Your Favorite Holiday" from Ridin' on a Rainbow and "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" from The Cowboy and the Indians.
For details on the Saturday, December 3rd Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here.
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.