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 April 16, 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 April 23, 2018
This Saturday the Autry Museum of the American West screens a Gene Autry Double Feature of Gene's Columbia Pictures films, Whirlwind (1951) and On Top of Old Smoky (1953). Our YouTube Clip of the Week showcases the singing talents of Gene and his sidekick Smiley Burnette as they perform a lighthearted version of the classic Western tune "I Hang My Head and Cry" from On Top of Old Smoky.
Scroll down for details on the Gene Autry Double Feature 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
Asheboro's Sunset Series to Feature
Music Journalist Holly George-Warren
Posted April 16, 2018
Gene Autry's official biographer Holly George-Warren has a special speaking engagement titled, "Alex, Gene and Janis: The Art of Pop-Culture Biography" If you are in the Asheboro, North Carolina area on May 3rd, make plans to attend this talk which is part of the Friends of the Library Sunset Signature Series. Holly will talk about her adventures interviewing and profiling such legendary figures as Johnny Cash and Tom Petty, and writing full-length biographies of Gene Autry, Alex Chilton, and Janis Joplin. George-Warren's talk will be "annotated" by songs associated with the artist she's discussing, performed by her husband, musician Robert Burke Warren. Read More
Grammy-Nominated Music Journalist and official Gene Autry Biographer, Holly George-Warren
Musician singer-songwriter Robert Burke Warren
Gene Autry Is Now on Instagram
Posted April 3, 2018
Back in the day, Gene Autry understood the importance of connecting with his fans via his official fan club, newsletters, and meeting them on his tours and at special events. We continue that connection today via social media with our Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel, the Gene Autry Official Facebook page, and now the Gene Autry Official Instagram page.
Check out our Instagram page at www.instagram.com/geneautryofficial or just link on the Instagram icon at the top of our website pages (next to the icons for Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.)
If you are new to Instagram then visit our Social Media page for details on how you can sign up and follow GeneAutryOfficial for free.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated March 19, 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 April 28th Gene Autry Double Feature theme is
"Gene Autry's Columbia Pictures Films"
Champion, Gail Davis, Gene Autry, and
Smiley Burnette from Whirlwind (1951).
The Cass County Boys, Gail Davis, and Gene Autry
from On Top of Old Smoky (1953).
Gene Autry was the star of 89 movies with the second half of his big screen career at Columbia Pictures between 1947 and 1953. All of his Westerns feature Gene's trademark music, comedy, and action with the Columbia's heavy on the action. Smiley Burnette, Gail Davis, and Champion are along for the ride with Gene in Whirlwind (1951) and On Top of Old Smoky (1953).
For details on the Saturday, April 28th Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here.
For information on this year's Gene Autry Double Feature screenings at the Autry Museum, read more here.
Gene Autry's Cowboy Code Greeting Cards
March 5, 2018
Gene Autry Entertainment is excited to announce the debut of "Gene Autry's Cowboy Code" greeting cards! Since the late 1940s Gene Autry fans have lived by these tenets that promote an ethical, moral, and patriotic lifestyle and today you can share them with these handsome cards. Available in a complete box set or individually, the cards are beautifully printed on sturdy cardstock and made in the USA. Available now at the Autry Museum Store. 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.
"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.
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.