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 January 22, 2018
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 February 19, 2018
The New Year means new Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum! This Saturday's double feature is a pair of Republic Pictures musical B Westerns, South of the Border (1939) and Gaucho Serenade (1940). Our YouTube Clip of the Week is the iconic number, "South of the Border."
Scroll down for details on the Gene Autry Double Features for 2018 at the Autry Museum.
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 in New Bud Light Commercial
Posted February 16, 2018
If you live in Texas you may have caught the new Bud Light commercial with a very familiar voice singing a very familiar song…yes, that is Gene Autry singing "Deep in the Heart of Texas" in the new Bud Light "A Can Gets its Star" advertisement. This will only air in Texas and on the Internet for a limited time and we want to make sure that all of Gene's fans have a chance to see it.
Gene Autry recorded this version of "Deep in the Heart of Texas"
for Columbia Records on February 24, 1942 in Hollywood, Califorina.
New Gene Autry T-Shirt Exclusively at the Autry Museum Store
Posted December 1, 2017
If you've seen the Autry Museum's special exhibit case "The Cowboy Is a Patriot: Gene Autry in World War II" then you most certainly saw the colorful 1943 songbook Sgt. Gene Autry Presents His Favorite Patriotic and Hillbilly Songs. It is such a wonderful image that we've made a new Gene Autry T-Shirt with the songbook on the back of the navy blue shirt and the Autry Museum's name on the front. Sold exclusively at the Autry Museum Store for $28 (plus tax of course). Get yours today! Read more here.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Posted February 16, 2018
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 2018, 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. On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the museum's Wells Fargo Theater.
The February 24th Gene Autry Double Feature theme is
"Gene Autry's Republic Pictures Films"
Gene Autry was the star of 89 movies with the first half of his big screen career at Republic Pictures between 1935 and 1947. All of his Westerns feature Gene's trademark music, comedy, and action with the Republics heavy on the music. Gene brings his hit song to life in South of the Border (1939) and there are eight musical numbers in Gaucho Serenade (1940). Be sure to sing-along with Gene, Mary Lee, and Smiley Burnette in this double feature!
For details on the Saturday, February 24th 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 January 8, 2018
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.
The special case will be on view through the summer of 2018 in the Autry Museum's Imagination Gallery. Read more information and photos from the exhibit here. Visit the Autry Museum's website on this special installation here.