Don Henley To Release ‘Cass Country’ September 25

By Brian Ives 

One could argue that the Eagles are as influential on modern country music as icons like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Now, Eagles co-founder Don Henley will be showing his country influences on a new solo album.

The drummer/singer/songwriter will releasee Cass County on September 25; it’s his fifth solo album, and his first in 15 years. It sees him collaborating with some iconic country artists spanning a few generations: Merle HaggardMartina McBrideMiranda Lambert and Dolly Parton. Another guest on the album is a fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who has also drawn heavily from country influences: Mick Jagger. The album was co-produced by Henley with his frequent collaborator (and former member of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) Stan Lynch.

Don Henley will launch a solo tour in October 2015 that will include concerts in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Durham, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Port Chester, NY; San Francisco, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Toronto, ON and Washington, D.C. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin will open on all the dates.

Each ticket ordered for any of the tour dates will receive a Cass County deluxe CD.

It’s turning out to be a busy year for Henley, who is currently wrapping up a string of dates with the Eagles; the Eagles will receive the Kennedy Center Honors award later this year.

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