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 December 11, 2017
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Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted December 11, 2017
Gene Autry never recorded the song "White Christmas" for commercial release but it was significant enough to him that he performed it on his Melody Ranch radio show over a dozen times between 1942 and 1955. Our YouTube Clip of the Week is Gene’s performance of this classic holiday hit from 71 years ago this week.
Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas
Posted November 30, 2017
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, find Christmas wallpaper for your computer, watch Gene sing "Here Comes Santa Claus," plus you'll find Gene's Christmas CDs and other holiday items to purchase. Visit Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas here.
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.
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.
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 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.