When it came to turning holidays into hits in the 50s, you could count on singer/actor Gene Autry. He recorded what is probably the best known Easter song of all time, 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail,' that became a hit on both pop and country radio and was featured in the movie 'Hills of Utah.'

Autry was approached by songwriters Steve Nelson and Jack Rogers to see if he would record their song, 'Here Comes Peter Cottontail,' after seeing the success Autry has with the Christmas songs 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' and 'Here Comes Santa Claus.'

Like the iconic Christmas classics, this Easter song has become the perennial favorite of generation after generation.