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News Archive: 2008

Find out the latest Gene Autry news, which product releases are available and upcoming, get press releases, and info on special events for 2008. Use the links below to read an Official Press Release from Gene Autry Entertainent.

Gene Autry Recipient of the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted December 22, 2008

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences announced that Gene Autry is one of this year's recipients of The Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

Jackie Autry a Valley Pillar
Her Contributions to the Area Are Massive

Posted December 15, 2008

Ever wonder about Jackie Autry's connection to Palm Springs, California? This article from the Desert Sun sums it up nicely! Read More

Gene Autry Groundbreaking Ceremony
Posted December 11, 2008

Palm Springs Life recently ran a story with photos on the Gene Autry Plaza Groundbreaking in Palm Springs. Read More

Palm Springs Chill Baseball Salute to Gene Autry
Posted December 10, 2008

Gene Autry's contribution to Palm Springs' Baseball will be recognized and honored on January 31, 2009. For tickets to this event, please see the contact information at the bottom of the press release. Read More

ASCAP Announces Top 25 Holiday Songs "Winter Wonderland" Tops Most Performed Song List Covering Past Five Years
Posted November 25, 2008

The Top 25 most performed ASCAP holiday songs of the past five years are listed below. Each song includes songwriter credits, and cites the most popular artist version played on radio. Read More

Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas At the Autry National Center
Now thru May 10, 2008

Posted November 1, 2008

Do you like the Gene Autry film Mexicali Rose with the music-loving bandit? Then we think you'll enjoy the new exhibit at the Autry National Center: Bold Caballeros y Noble Bandidas. Read More

Gene Autry's Contribution to Rodeo Sport Cameo Exhibit in Las Vegas At the Thomas and Mack Center For the Pro Rodeo, December 4 – 13, 2008
Posted November 1, 2008

The Autry National Center's Founder's Day cameo Gene Autry's Contribution to Rodeo Sport exhibit is on the road and headed for Las Vegas! You have a second chance to see this special exhibit that showcases Gene Autry's role in professional rodeo at this year's 50th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo event at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read More

Holly George-Warren Winner of 2008 ARSC Book Award for
Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry

Posted September 8, 2008

Congratulations to Holly George-Warren who is the winner of a 2008 Association of Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research for her book Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. Read More

Marvelous Movie Sale At the Autry Museum Store
Posted July 29, 2008

The friendly folks at the Autry Museum Store want you to know that during the month of July, all Gene Autry movies will be on sale 25% off! Read More

Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry
Awarded Belmont Book Award

Posted May 27, 2008

Congratulations to Holly George-Warren on receiving the Belmont Book Award from the International Country Music Conference! Read More

Dinner and a Movie: Gene Autry Westerns
Updated May 16, 2008

Celebrate the very best of "movie star" Gene Autry at this year's Dinner and a Movie event at the Autry National Center. Read More

Western Fling At the Autry National Center
Every Thursday Night in June 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Posted April 23, 2008

Grab your hat and boots and come on down for summer evenings of live music, dancing, food, and fun at the Autry National Center. Read More

The U.S. Cowboys in Chief
Posted April 14, 2008

Presidents apparently find the rugged ideal irresistible. The Autry National Center examines how the leaders have claimed the Western motif. Read More

Sports and Entertainment Legend Gene Autry Honored With
Sixth Star on Anaheim/OC Walk of Stars

Posted April 9, 2008

In a public ceremony today, Jackie Autry, wife of the late Gene Autry, accepted a star on the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars in honor of her husband and Orange County’s baseball pioneer. Read More

Gene Autry Star in Anaheim
Posted April 9, 2008

The city of Anaheim honored Gene Autry with a star on the Anaheim/Orange County Walk of Stars on April 7th. Read More

New Information on DVD Pirates
Posted April 8, 2008

Gene Autry Entertainment recently learned that some of the DVD pirates behind the bootleg release of The Gene Autry Show have been arrested by none other than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Read More

Cowboys and Presidents At the Autry National Center
April 12 – September 7, 2008

Updated April 4, 2008

The Autry is pleased to exhibit Cowboys and Presidents, a look at the ways in which the symbol of the cowboy has been used to promote, criticize, and have fun with American presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Read More

Holly George-Warren Book Signings
Posted April 2, 2008

Gene Autry's biographer, Holly George-Warren, is riding the range once more promoting the book Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry. Read More

Autry Museum Getting $100 Million Makeover
Posted March 6, 2008

Plans for a $100 million makeover of the Autry National Center call for a bold new museum rooted in the landscape of the West, topped with a glowing tower of translucent glass. Read More

American Greetings: Gene Autry Easter Card
Updated February 26, 2008

Wouldn't it be great to send Easter greeting to your special someone with Gene Autry singing The Funny Little Bunny (With the Powder Puff Tail)? Well now you can with a new card from American Greetings. Read More

Buyer Beware: Bootleg DVDs of the Gene Autry Show
Updated February 8, 2008

Be an informed consumer and do not purchase unauthorized products from unscrupulous dealers! Read More

Johnny Grant
Updated January 29, 2008

Johnny Grant, long-time close friend and associate of Jackie and Gene Autry, died peacefully in his suite at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Wednesday, January 9th, 2008. Read More

Gene Autry Movie Marathon At the Autry National Center
Sunday, January 13, 2008

Updated January 9, 2008

Thanks to all the Gene Autry fans who voted for their favorite Gene Autry movies. We've tabulated the votes and are pleased to report the results. Read More