Wednesday, February 22, 2012

El Paso City and Gene Autry

As a follow up from last weeks Western Wednesday "El Paso". "El Paso City" was a third rewrite of "El Paso". "El Paso City" was recorded in 1976 and was a country number one for Marty Robbins.

"Back In The Saddle Again" by Gene Autry. He was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television. He is the only person to be awarded stars in all five categories (Film, Television, Music, Radio, and Live Performance) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

More on Gene Autry

Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (which he wrote), "Frosty the Snowman," and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame
Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, a television station and several radio stations in Southern California.


  1. Back In The Saddle Again always reminds me of Sleepless in Seattle. Tell me you've seen that movie!