Playlist: The Very Best Of Gene Autry
by Gene Autry
Released: Oct 2011
Label: Columbia Nashville Legacy
It's a toss-up as to whether Gene Autry was best known as America's Singing Cowboy or for his enduring holiday staple, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Since the Christmas song is absent from this collection, the cowboy wins out. Playlist... not only includes some of the finest cowboy songs of the era ("Back in the Saddle Again," "Home on the Range," etc.) but also now-classics ("Blueberry Hill," "You Are My Sunshine," etc.). Whether celebrating life on the trail or lamenting its loneliness, no one captured the romance and independence of the old west like Gene Autry.