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Help the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel
Earn Its "Verified Checkmark"

Updated June 25, 2015

Gene Autry Entertainment is thrilled to report that the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel received the "Verified Checkmark" on June 23, 2015.

Gene Autry's fans can be heroes by helping the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel earn its official "Verified Checkmark." Full details below and yes, there are prizes!

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June 1, 2015

Howdy Friends,

It has been quite some time since I last sent out a email. We are updating a few things on Gene Autry's official website and that includes emails to Gene's fans. If you've been visiting the website, you know that Gene Autry Entertainment continues to release Gene Autry products such as movie and television show DVDs and promotes special events at the Autry National Center such as Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl and Gene Autry Double Features.

In the last year we've also been working to make Gene Autry available to a new generation of fans on social media. We started the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel with musical clips from Gene Autry's movies and radio shows. You can watch individual clips like "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" from Tumbling Tumbleweeds or "I Paid My Income Tax Today" from the Melody Ranch radio show. And you can watch a collection of clips in special Playlists such as "Songs from the Thirties (1930s)" or "Classic Western Songs." We will be adding more music, comedy bits, and special featurettes in the weeks to come.

We think this is a great YouTube channel, but one thing is missing! We need to get the official "Verified Checkmark" next to Gene Autry's name so that the world knows this is the one and only official channel for America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. YouTube has requirements for verification and we've fulfilled all of them but one: We need more subscribers to the Gene Autry YouTube Channel and Gene Autry's Google+ page. You can help by following these two steps:

Step One:

Subscribe to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel:

This link takes you to Gene's YouTube page. In the upper right corner is a red subscribe box. Click on it to subscribe.

Step Two:

Follow our Gene Autry Official Google+ Page:

This link takes you to Gene's Google+ page. At the top left is a white "Follow" box. Click on it to subscribe.

What does it mean to subscribe to these two pages? You'll get notifications when something new is added to either page and you won't miss the latest and greatest from Gene Autry!

We'd like to have the Verification Checkmark as soon as possible!
To encourage you to sign up, we are having a contest. All folks who subscribe to the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel and follow our Gene Autry Official Google+ Page will be entered into a drawing to win one of three special Gene Autry Prizes:

Prize #1

Gene Autry Movie Scarf –
Fringe Neck Scarf

CD – 25 Cowboy Classics:
The Western Collection

DVD Set – Gene Autry Collection 4:
The Old Barn Dance, Blue Montana Skies, Sierra Sue & Cowboy Serenade

DVD Set – The Gene Autry Show
Season Two

The Gene Autry Christmas Book

Retail value: $111

Retail value: $110

Prize #2

Gene Autry Movie Scarf –
Rectangular Shawl

CD – The Original: Gene Autry Sings Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Other Christmas Favorites

CD – South of the Border: Gene Autry Sings Songs of Old Mexico

DVD Set – Gene Autry Collection 6:
The Strawberry Roan, Rim of the Canyon, Barbed Wire & Winning of the West

DVD Set – The Gene Autry Show
Season Three & Four

Here Comes Santa Claus
Illustrated Story Book

Prize #3

Gene Autry Movie Scarf –
Large Square Wrap

CD – Here Comes Santa Claus

CD – Cowboy Hymns & Songs of Inspiration

DVD Set – Gene Autry Collection 7:
Tumbling Tumbleweeds, The Old Corral, Prairie Moon & Carolina Moon

DVD Set – The Gene Autry Show
Season Five

Public Cowboy No. 1
The Life and Times of Gene Autry

Retail value: $111

No purchase necessary. One entry per email address.
For full contest rules read more here.

The contest closes on Friday, June 19th, so be sure to sign up by then! We will select our three prize winners on Monday, June 22nd. Already signed up? Then you are already in the drawing for the prizes.

Thank you for your continued friendship with Gene Autry and for helping him get the recognition he deserves in the 21st Century!


Karla Buhlman

Karla Buhlman
President, Gene Autry Entertainment

PS: Here is the latest on the DVDs. By the end of the year, all of Gene Autry's feature films will be on DVD. We are very excited about this!

Gene Autry Collection 11 will be released August 25th with the films The Singing Cowboy (1936), Guns and Guitars (1936), Round Up Time in Texas (1937) and Springtime in the Rockies (1937).

Gene Autry Collection 12 will be released November 17th with the films Sagebrush Troubadour (1935), Ride, Ranger, Ride (1936), Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937), and Goldmine in the Sky (1938).

More details will be posted on

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