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 January 11, 2016
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.Saturday, February 27, 2016
The Autry Museum Announces the Death of Founding
President and Life Trustee Joanne D. Hale (1928 – 2016)
Posted February 5, 2016
It with sadness that Gene Autry Entertainment shares the news that Autry Museum Founding President and Life Trustee Joanne Hale passed away on Tuesday, February 2nd. The Autry Museum of the American West issued the following information:
Los Angeles, CA (February 4, 2016)—Autry Founding President and Life Trustee Joanne D. Hale died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in Burbank, California. Hale is survived by her daughters Susannah Urlik, Brandy Burnett, and Andrea Haverback; son Harlan Haverback and daughter-in-law Ming Zhao; and grandchildren Kyle Haverback and Christopher Burnett. She was 87 years old.
"Joanne was more than a friend. I considered her my cherished sister. She was also the heart and soul of the Autry. As much as I feel a tremendous sense of loss, I take comfort in the fact that her vision and passion for the American West will forever illuminate the museum she co-founded," said Jackie Autry, Founding Chair of the Autry’s board of trustees. Read More
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted February 8, 2016
With Valentine’s Day this Sunday, our Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the week is Gene's performance of "Mexicali Rose" from his 1939 movie Mexicali Rose. If you need a soundtrack for your romantic day then check out the "Love Song Playlist" on the Official Gene Autry YouTube Channel here or pick up the Gene Autry Love Songs CD from the Autry Museum Store 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's Cowboy Christmas
Posted November 16, 2015
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, connect with Christmas clips on Gene Autry's Official YouTube Channel, plus find Gene's Christmas CDs and other holiday items to purchase. Visit Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas here.
Gene Autry Double Features at The Autry Museum
Updated December 7, 2015
The Autry Museum presents a Gene Autry Double Feature every other month in 2015. Each Double Feature has a theme and for the screening on December 26th the theme is "Happy Holidays!" We'll be showing Gene Autry's movies Man from Music Mountain (1938) and The Cowboy and the Indians (1949).
Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette
from Man from Music Mountain.
Gene Autry and Santa Claus from the movie
The Cowboy and the Indians.
Tune up for the holidays with these two films as you sing along with Gene Autry. Man from Music Mountain finds Gene with Smiley Burnette singing fun Western songs and The Cowboy and the Indians features Gene's iconic Christmas tune "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)."
For details on the Saturday, December 26th Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here.
Next year the Gene Autry Double Feature will return to the Autry Museum and the schedule will be posted soon.
More Movies on DVD! Gene Autry Collection 12
Posted November 9, 2015
Gene Autry Entertainment is excited to announce the next Gene Autry movie DVD set from Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory: Gene Autry Collection 12 debuts on Tuesday, November 17th. This two disc DVD set includes the re-release of Gene's popular and previously sold out films The Sagebrush Troubadour (1935) and Gold Mine in the Sky (1938). Also included are two of Gene's films making their DVD debut Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936) and Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937).
Why is this so exciting? Because with this DVD set all of Gene Autry's feature films are now available to his fans on DVD. That's 89 movies between 1935 and 1953! We don't know of another Singing Cowboy who has his movie legacy fully restored and accessible to fans on DVD.
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 Gene Autry Collection 12 DVD set from the Autry Museum Store, read more here. And yes, if you are a member of the Autry Museum of the American West, you can use your Museum Discount.
Need a quick musical visual of the films? Check out the Gene Autry Official
YouTube Channel Playlist for Gene Autry Collection 12 here.
Of Course It Is Not Too Early For Gene Autry Christmas Music!
Posted November 16, 2015
Folks today like to complain that Christmas music is played too early and it never used to be like that years ago. Well, Gene Autry Entertainment wants you to know that America's Favorite Singing Cowboy was performing Christmas music on his radio show before Thanksgiving and even before Halloween as far back as the 1940s! Yes, it is true. Gene would include a Christmas song on his radio shows among his Western tunes in October and November and audience didn't complain. Here are a few examples:
Over the years, Gene did debut several Christmas song on his radio show in the months of October and November. He may have done that to generate record sales and give a song time to become popular when December rolled around. Whatever the reason, his holiday hits remain popular today.
Check out our Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel for more Christmas songs from his radio show here.
The Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel is Now Verified!
Posted June 25, 2015
Gene Autry Entertainment is thrilled to report that the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel received the "Verified Checkmark" yesterday! A great big thank you goes out to all of Gene Autry's fans who subscribed to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel and followed the Gene Autry Official Google+ Page to help make this happen.
We hope you are enjoying the fun Gene Autry clips that we are posting every week. If you haven't subscribed yet to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel and would like to, read more here.