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 January 19, 2016
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted January 16, 2017
A singing cowboy's best friend is his horse, and for Gene Autry that horse is Champion! Our Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the week is "As Long as I Have My Horse" from the 1951 film Whirlwind. You're sure to smile when Gene sings "ain't no lady goin' to break my heart, as long as I have my horse!"
Need more melodies on horses? Then check out the Gene Autry Official
YouTube Channel's "Songs About Horses 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
Gene Autry Official Facebook Page
Updated January 19, 2016
Gene Autry is now on Facebook with the Gene Autry Official page! We are posting movie and radio clips, photos, fun facts and information on America's Favorite Singing Cowboy on a daily basis. Be sure to "like" and "share" what we post with your Facebook friends.
For more information on how to like, share,
or be part of Facebook read more here.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Posted January 19, 2017
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. In 2017, the Autry National Center of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened at the museum in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater.
Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys from
Sioux City Sue (1946). Bert Dodson on bass, Jerry Scoggins on guitar, and Fred Martin on accordion.
The theme for the Gene Autry Double Feature on Saturday, February 25th is "The Cass County Boys." The musical group that made the most appearances with Gene Autry in his movies was the Cass County Boys. They would also perform with Gene on his Columbia records, Melody Ranch radio show, "The Gene Autry Show" television series, and on tour. February's films showcase the musical trio in their first film with Gene, Sioux City Sue (1946) and in Robin Hood of Texas (1947).
For details on the Saturday, February 25th Gene Autry Double Feature please
visit the Autry Museum's website here.
Check out the full 2017 Gene Autry Double Feature lineup here.
ASCAP Reports: "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" Is Most-Played Holiday Song of the Last 50 Years
Updated January 3, 2017
Gene Autry is a member of ASCAP as both a songwriter and music publisher. ASCAP annually writes about the popularity of Christmas songs written, performed, or published by their members. This article from November 2016, discusses the popularity of the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Not mentioned in the article is that Gene Autry also recorded this song in 1957 for the album "Christmastime with Gene Autry" on his own Challenge record label. Read More Here
Equestrian Legacy Radio Podcast
With Gary Holt and Bobbi Jean Bell
Posted December 13, 2016
Equestrian Legacy Radio (www.equestrianlegacy.net) is live talk radio for Equestrians and those that love the Western and Equestrian lifestyle. On December 8, 2016, "Campfire Café" show hosts Gary Holt and Bobbie Jean Bell had Karla Buhlman, President of Gene Autry Entertainment, as a guest on their show to chat about Gene Autry and the new CD release "Gene Autry – A Melody Ranch Christmas." Listen to the entire episode and enjoy tracks from the new album and comments from Karla on the creation of the album plus other information on America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. Read More
Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas
Updated November 18, 2016
The new CD Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas is available now from the Autry Museum Store!
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 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.