"You Are My Sunshine" is a popular song written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell and first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana because of its association with Davis, a country music singer and governor of the state in the years 1944–1948 and 1960–1964.
The song has been covered numerous times — so often, in fact, that it is "one of the most commercially programmed numbers in American popular music."The song, originally country music, has "virtually los
Shooting High is a 1940 American Western film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Jane Withers, Gene Autry, and Marjorie Weaver. Written by Lou Breslow and Owen Francis, the film is about a generations-old feud between two families that is resurrected when the town banker tries to contrsuct a highway through the area bearing a monument to the frontiersman ancestor of one of the families. Shooting High was Gene Autry's first film away from Republic Pictures, his first as a mere co-star, his
"Back in the Saddle Again" was the signature song of American cowboy entertainer Gene Autry.It was co-written by Autry with Ray Whitley and first released in 1939. The song was associated with Autry throughout his career and was used as the name of Autry's autobiography in 1976.Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
Although the song has long been associated with Gene Autry, the original version of "Back in the Saddle Again" was writte
“Everybody” knows Gene Autry was sometimes referred to as “The Christmas Cowboy.” This was because of his phenomenal success with his recordings of “Here Comes Santa Claus,” inspired when he heard the shouts of eager youngsters along the Christmas parade route, and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” a song he recorded in one take, almost as an afterthought, at the end of a session. These Christmas classics were recorded in 1947 & ’49, respectively.
But most folks tend to forget that Gene had