The Official Website for Gene Autry
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Known as America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry. He became famous in radio, records, film, television, and live tour performances including rodeo. From the late 1920s through the early 1950s, Gene Autry recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, appearing in 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. In his later years, Gene Autry owned a television and radio station on the West Coast and was the original owner of the Angels Major League Baseball team.
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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated November 13, 2017
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 November 20, 2017
Will you be hosting Thanksgiving for friends and family this week? Perhaps you are traveling back home. In either case, Gene and the Cass County Boys have a song that is sure to make you think about home and give thanks for "the sun on my doorstep ev'ry dawnin', moon on my pillow ev'ry night." Enjoy "That's My Home" from the 1947 film Trail to San Antone.
Visit the Official Gene Autry 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
Vinyl LP Release of Gene Autry A Melody Ranch Christmas
Updated November 13, 2017
Gene Autry Entertainment and Varese Sarabande Records are delighted to announce that the limited edition white vinyl LP release of the album A Melody Ranch Christmas is available now!
The album is a collection of iconic Christmas music and spoken word form Gene Autry's radio show broadcasts of the 1940s and 1950s. It has rare performances of seasonal favorites and gives the listener a glimpse of the holidays from the last century. Get your copy from the Autry Museum Store. Details and full track listing here.
Too Early for Christmas Music?
Posted November 3, 2017
Did you notice the holiday gift-giving commercials during the World Series games? Are you bumping into the candy canes and chocolate Santas at the grocery store before the turkeys and stuffing? And did your local radio station start playing 24 hours of Christmas music this week? You might be saying, "It's too early for this! Back in my day we never heard Christmas songs on the radio before Thanksgiving!" Well…not so fast. America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was performing Christmas music on his radio show before Thanksgiving and even before Halloween as far back as the 1940s. Check out when he introduced "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and "White Christmas" on his weekly radio show here.
If all this festive holiday activity has you wanting to learn more about the stories behind Gene's iconic Christmas classics "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," then check out the Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas section here.
The Sounds of Thanksgiving with Gene Autry
Posted November 1, 2017
Families across America are making ready for their Thanksgiving Day fun by planning the traditional turkey dinner, counting their many blessings, and singing their favorite Gene Autry Thanksgiving tunes! What's that you say? You didn't know that in addition to Gene's famous Christmas and Easter recordings he also has Thanksgiving songs? Yes indeed, there are two: Little Johnny Pilgrim and Guffy the Goofy Gobbler. You can find both tracks on the album Gene Autry Year-Round Cowboy. Buy the CD from the Autry Museum Store or download album from iTunes here.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated November 1, 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. 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.
The December 2nd Gene Autry Double Feature theme is "Happy Holidays!"
Gene Autry had great success introducing seasonal songs and turning them into holiday hit records! On occasion these now iconic tunes were sung by Gene in his movies. His 1949 film The Cowboy and the Indians features the Christmas classic "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" and Hills of Utah from 1951 includes "Peter Cottontail."
For details on the Saturday, December 2nd Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here.
"The Cowboy Is a Patriot:
Gene Autry in World War II" Autry Museum Case
Updated October 2, 2017
The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California recently debuted a special case titled "The Cowboy Is a Patriot: Gene Autry in World War II." July 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of Gene Autry's enlistment in the U. S. military during World War II.
Before the war began, Gene Autry was the inconic singing cowboy, entertaining millions through radio, records, film, and in-person performances. In 1942, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps, risking his life, sacrificing career opportunities, and lifting the morale of his fellow Americans. Read more informaiton and photos from the exhibit here.
Gene Autry Cowboy Code on Facebook
Posted September 19, 2017
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was born on September 29, 1907 and we think it is worth celebrating every year. Gene Autry Entertainment is counting down the days to his 110th birthday on the Gene Autry Official Facebook page by posting a daily line from Gene Autry's Cowboy Code. Since not everyone is on Facebook, the daily posts are listed on our website here.