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News Archive: 2018

Find out the latest Gene Autry news, which product releases are available and upcoming, get press releases, and info on special events for 2018. Use the links below to read an Official Press Release from Gene Autry Entertainent.

Gene Autry earns his first-ever Billboard Hot 100 entry with "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
Updated January 4, 2019

Late country legend Gene Autry earns his first-ever Hot 100 entry, as "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has a very shiny debut at No. 36. Read More

New YouTube Series from Gene Autry Entertainment "Presenting.....Gene Autry"
Posted December 14, 2018

Gene Autry Entertainment is pleased to announce a new series, "Presenting.....Gene Autry" on the Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel. Read More

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” Continues Reign As #1 ASCAP Holiday Song
Posted December 10, 2018

Gene Autry is a member of ASCAP as both a songwriter and music publisher. ASCAP annually writes about the popularity of holiday songs during the Christmas season that are written, performed, or published by their members. Read More

Member Appreciation Days at the Autry Museum Store
Posted November 20, 2018

Longtime members of the Autry Museum of the American West look forward to the Autry Museum Store's Member Appreciation Days during the first weekend of December – that's when the Museum Store has special mark downs and sale prices and wonderful Western items including clothes, books, home dècor, music, movies and more. Read More

Angels' All-Time Retired Numbers
Posted November 7, 2018

Recently, Major League Baseball posted a fun article on the Los Angeles Angels' all-time retired numbers and this includes owner Gene Autry with number 26 that was retired in 1982. Details of this rare honor are in the article below. Read More

Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans Autry Museum Case
Posted September 14, 2018

The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California recently debuted a special case titled Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans. Read More

Gene Autry's 111th Birthday
Posted September 7, 2018

America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was born on September 29, 1907 and we think it is worth celebrating every year. Read More

When Hollywood Waved Goodbye to an Iconic Sign in Disarray
Posted August 13, 2018

In 1978, Hugh Hefner, Andy Williams, Alice Cooper, Gene Autry and more backers donated sign letters for $27,777 apiece. Read More

The Encyclopedic 'Country Music USA' Tells (Almost) the Whole Story
Posted June 11, 2018

If Gene Autry fans didn't pick up a copy of Bill C. Malone's original release of his book Country Music USA in 1968, then they can get the 50th anniversary edition from the Autry Museum Store today. Gene's a big part of the history of Country Music and David Theis from the Texas Observer magazine tells you why in his review of this important book. Read More

Gene Autry, First Country Star to Tour with the USO
Posted May 31, 2018

Country music artists have a long tradition of supporting the United States military by performing with the USO overseas. In a recent Memorial Day salute to the Troops by the Grand Ole Opry, there was a nice mention of Gene Autry as the first country artist to tour with the USO in support of United States military back in the 1940s. 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. Read More

Gene Autry Double Features 2018
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 National Center of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. Read More