The Official Website for Gene Autry
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry and he became famous in film, radio, television, and live theater and rodeo performances.
He recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, completing 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.
Save the Date!
Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated September 8, 2014
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Gene Autry Christmas Book – a collection of popular and rare Christmas sheet music for piano, vocal, and guitar. Read More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cowboy Lunch at the Autry: Lights, Camera, Lone Pine! At the Autry Museum. Read More
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Western Music Association Monthly Jam at the Autry Museum. Read More
Monday, September 29, 2014
Gene Autry's Birthday
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum
Riders in the Sky and Goldtown Ghost Riders Read More
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Gene Autry Collection 8 DVD Release Trail to San Antone, Riders of the Whistling Pines, Riders in the Sky and Saginaw Trail Read More
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted September 17, 2014
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry, was born on September 29, 1907. In honor of his birthday our YouTube Clip of the Week is Gene's signature song Back in the Saddle Again from his 1941 movie Back in the Saddle.
A little history on the song: Gene co-wrote Back in the Saddle Again with Ray Whitely and he first recorded it for Columbia Records in 1939, again in 1946, and a third time in 1952. Gene sang the song in three movies: Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939), Back in the Saddle (1941), and Home in Wyomin' (1942). It was the theme song of his television series The Gene Autry Show (1950 – 1956) and was the primary theme song for his Melody Ranch Radio Show (1939 – 1956).
You'll find more Gene Autry musical numbers on the Official Gene Autry YouTube Channel here.
We'll soon be adding more special Gene Autry performances, music, and photos to share with the world on the Official Gene Autry YouTube Channel. We hope that Gene's fans will enjoy watching Gene on their computers, tablets, phones and whatever nifty techno devices surface in the future.
The Gene Autry Christmas Book
Gene Autry Entertainment is excited to announce the release of The Gene Autry Christmas Book, a collection of 25 classic Gene Autry Christmas songs that he released on record or performed live on his Melody Ranch Radio Show.
Debuting this month from Hal Leonard Publications, the songbook includes Holiday favorites like Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snow Man along with rare out of print and hard to find treasures Santa's Coming in a Whirlybird, Nine Little Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas, In Texas That Is. All songs were researched and sourced from Gene's personal files, radio shows, and archive and include full lyrics and sheet music for piano, vocal, and guitar.
The Gene Autry Christmas Book is available now. You can find the complete song list and buy the book from the Autry Museum Store here.
Gene Autry Collection 7 Now Available!
Updated September 5, 2014
The latest collection of Gene Autry feature films on DVD is now available! Gene Autry Entertainment and Timeless Media Group are proud to present Gene Autry Collection 7 with the fully restored and uncut feature films Tumbling Tumbleweeds, The Old Corral, Prairie Moon, and Carolina Moon.
Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Gene Autry's first starring role in a feature film, was previously released on DVD in 2006 and quickly sold out. This movie is significant in American film history as it was the first of its kind and set the standard for Singing Cowboy B Westerns. We are thrilled to re-issue this Western classic now with three of Gene's films that are making their DVD debut. The Old Corral, Prairie Moon, and Carolina Moon round out the collection.
Gene Autry Collection 7 DVD is a two disc set that includes four of Gene's Republic Pictures films that are all beautifully restored in their original black and white release from the Cowboy's personal film archives. Plus, each film has terrific bonus material: Gene Autry and Pat Buttram discussing the film from the Melody Ranch Theater, a Gene Autry Melody Ranch radio show episode, a photo gallery with publicity stills, poster art and lobby cards, plus trivia and movie facts.
For details on the films Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935), The Old Corral (1936), Prairie Moon (1938), and Carolina Moon (1940) such as cast listing, songs, and synopsis, click on the lobby cards below.
You can purchase your DVD set of Gene Autry Collection 7 from the Autry Museum Store today. For details, read more here.
Riding Your Way in November! Gene Autry Collection 8
Now that fans have Gene Autry Collection 7 they are all asking the same thing: When is the next DVD collection and what are the movies? Gene Autry Entertainment and Timeless Media Group are excited to announce the next installment of Gene Autry movies on DVD will be released on November 18th and Gene Autry Collection 8 will have the fully restored and uncut feature films Trail to San Antone (1947), Riders of the Whistling Pines (1949), Riders in the Sky (1949) and Saginaw Trail (1953).
Like all of our DVD releases, these films will have bonus material including Gene Autry and Pat Buttram at the Melody Ranch Theater, a Melody Ranch Radio Show, photo gallery plus trivia and movie facts. For more details and to pre-order your DVD set from the Autry Museum Store, read more here.
Gene Autry Items Restocked at the Autry Museum Store
Posted September 5, 2014
The good folks at the Autry Museum Store want you to know that they have restocked several previously "Sold Out" items. Fans will be happy to know that the children's storybook Here Comes Santa Claus is once again available as are the Gene Autry DVDs for the movies Bells of Capistrano, Home on the Prairie, Rovin' Tumbleweeds, and South of the Border.
Click on the images to read more about each items. For information on how to contact the Autry Museum Store, read more here.
Gene Autry Double Features
At the Autry National Center of the American West
Updated September 5, 2014
The next Gene Autry Double Feature at the Autry Museum is Saturday, October 25, 2014. Get into the spooky spirit of the season with a pair of ghost-themed Westerns that find Gene searching for the truth behind eerie ghost riders. Gene's an investigator in Riders in the Sky, and with the help of his sidekick Pat Buttram, he tries to clear an innocent man of murder. Then it's up to circuit-riding Judge Gene and his sidekick Smiley Burnette to unravel the mystery in Goldtown Ghost Riders.
The Gene Autry Double Feature of Riders in the Sky (1949) and Goldtown Ghost Riders (1953) begins at noon in the Imagination Gallery's Western Legacy Theater. For more details, visit the museum's website here.
For the full 2014 schedule of Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum, read more here.