Orvon Grover Auntry who is commonly referred to as Gene Autry was born on 29th September, 1907 and passed away on 2nd October, 1990.
He is one of the highly famous American musicians for being singing cowboy. Gene Auntry hit several social Medias around 1930s. He also gained much fame because he owned many radio as well as television stations in the southern part of California. Some of his stations were located in California, Los Angeles, just to mention a few.
Films that Gene Auntry featured in
Gene Auntry featured in 91 episodes as well as 93 films from 1934-
Also, Gene Auntry is well known for his country music. He is one the second influential celebrity or figure after Jimmie Rodgers. The Auntry’s singing cowboy moves or techniques are considered as the tools for attracting more audience to country music.
Songs Gene Auntry Sang
Gene Auntry sang several songs. The most common one is ‘Black in Saddle Again.’ He
is also remembered for the numerous Christmas holiday songs he released. Some of
his hits are ‘Frosty the Snowman’ as well as ‘Here Santa Claus.’ Another hit that
gained much popularity was ‘Rudolph Red-
Gene Auntry’s singing career
Initially, Auntry worked as telegrapher. To pass time, he would play guitar or sing. One of his customers by the name of Will Rogers exhorted him to take singing as a profession. Will Rogers was impressed on how Auntry sang. He was first made a contract with Victor Records. He gained much experience by singing on several radios. For instance, he sang on Tulsa’s radio around 1928. He first released ‘Dreaming of You’ with Hawaiian guitars.
In 1929, he entered a contract with Columbia Records. He hosted several shows for
example, National Barn Dance. This enables him to meet several song-