“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all?” — Gene Autry
Merry Christmas from theTUNDRA! Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” isn’t the only classic holiday tune to reach the number one spot on the Billboard Pop Charts during Christmas Week — in 1949, Gene Autry’s "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” topped the list. The “Singing Cowboy” was known for a range of holiday hits, including "Frosty the Snowman” and "Here Comes Santa Claus", but "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is perhaps his most iconic, selling over 8 million copies and earning its own induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985. A member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Autry is a country music pioneer largely credited with bringing the quintessentially American music genre to the masses.