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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 March 19, 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 March 19, 2018
Our YouTube Clip of the Week is from the March 24, 1951 episode of Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show. Enjoy Pat Buttram's reminiscing about Easter with his family and his "little poem about the Easter Bunny."
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 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 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.
"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.