All Access reports: "ALL ACCESS sends condolences to the family of singing cowboy MONTE HALE, who passed away SUNDAY (3/29) at his home in STUDIO CITY, CA. He was 89. HALE appeared on several television shows and films, including "Gunsmoke," "Giant," and "The Chase." One of his good friends was fellow singing cowboy GENE AUTRY. HALE and his wife, JOANNE, co-founded the GENE AUTRY WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM, later renamed the AUTRY MUSEUM OF WESTERN HERITAGE."