The original recording of "Frosty the Snowman" featured Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys. "Frosty the Snowman" was written by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson.
Gene Autry recorded "Frosty the Snowman" to follow up on the success of the seasonal song he recorded the year before, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," which was the number-one pop single for the Christmas week in 1949.
Several singers have recorded cover versions of "Frosty the Snowman," including the Beach Boys, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald, Kimberley Locke, Johnny Mathis and George Strait. "Frosty the Snowman" has also formed the basis of two animated productions — a 1954 black-and-white 3-minute short for WGN-TV and a 1969 Rankin-Bass 30-minute TV special.