The first in a succession of singing cowboys that included Roy Rogers, the Sons of the Pioneers, Jimmy Wakely, and Rex Allen, Gene Autry gave the Hollywood Western a boost with the added ingredients of his self-penned songs and the Cowboy Code, followed faithfully by generations of his young fans. The 1930s entertainer Will Rogers was an early booster and Autry was also influenced by the Singing Brakeman, Jimmie Rodgers, performing in Rodgers' style on the legendary WLS National Barn Dance. Autry starred in his first ...

The Gene Autry Book 1988, Empire Publishing

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The Gene Autry Book 1988, Empire Publishing

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