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 May 7, 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 May 21, 2018
Our YouTube Clip of the Week is the iconic Cowboy Classic "Ghost Riders in the Sky." The song was written by Death Valley National Park Service Ranger Stan Jones and recorded by many artists in 1949 including Vaughn Monroe, Burl Ives, and Bing Crosby. Gene Autry also recorded the song and was the first to get the movie rights. His film Riders in the Sky was released in November of 1949 and is one of his best.
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
Autry Museum "In the Galleries: Gene Autry's Vision" with Maxine Hansen
Posted May 2, 2018
Visit with Maxine Hansen, Jackie and Gene Autry's Executive Assistant, in the Imagination Gallery of the Autry Museum of the American West on Saturday, May 26th. Learn how America's Favorite Singing Cowboy founded a world class museum, and about his personal and professional life, and vision for the Autry Museum.
The Autry Museum offers drop-in gallery activities several weekend days a month. The gallery program gives visitors the opportunity to learn about an aspect of the museum's galleries from a range of experts, artists, and educators.
For details on Maxine Hansen's in gallery talk at the Autry Museum on May 26th, read more here.
Five Star Cowboy Gene Autry
Posted May 2, 2018
The "Heritage" section of this month's issue of Angel Magazine at Angel Stadium features Gene Autry and his five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Holding Hollywood Chamber of Commerce plaques of Gene Autry's five Hollywood Walk of Fame stars from left to right: Pat Buttram, Johnny Grant, Gene Autry, Jackie Autry, Mayor Tom Bradley, and Bill Welsh.
Gene Autry is the only entertainer to have all five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television, and Live Performance. Details on when Gene Autry received his stars and where they are located are in the Hollywood Walk of Fame section of our website here.
Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated May 2, 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 June 23rd Gene Autry Double Feature theme is
"Music, Comedy, and Action"
Smiley Burnette, Gene Autry, and the Sons of the Pioneers from The Big Show (1936).
The Cass County Boys, Sterling Holloway, and Gene Autry in Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947).
Gene Autry's Westerns are known for their music, comedy, and action. The Big Show (1936) is a story of mistaken identity filmed at the Texas Centennial and full of music not only from Gene and his pal Smiley but also from the Light Crust Dough Boys, the Jones Boys, and the Sons of the Pioneers. There's comedy and action aplenty when Gene encounters complications with girlfriends, studio executives, and gangsters. Then the Cass County Boys and Gene bring the music to Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947) while Sterling Holloway brings the comic relief. Action happens when Gene investigates a murder that leads him to Mexico and a jewelry smuggling ring!
For details on the Saturday, June 23rd 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.
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'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
"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.