June 17, 2015

Don Henley Recruits Mick Jagger And Dolly Parton For Country Album Cass County: Tour Launched in LA

Eagles founder Don Henley has recruited an all-star cast including Mick Jagger and Dolly Parton for his first solo album in 15 years.

‘Cass County’ will be a full tilt country record.

Henley teams with Jagger and Miranda Lambert for the song ‘Bramble Rose’ to recall the country-tinged Gram Parsons inspired Stones country songs of the early 70s.

Dolly Parton also guests on the record singing the Louvin Brothers ‘When I Stop Dreaming’ with Don Henley.

Henley’s ‘Cass Country’ will also feature appearances from Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Allison Kraus and Trisha Yearwood.

Henley’s last solo album was ‘Inside Job’ in 2000. His last new music was on the Eagles ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ in 2007.

‘Cass County’ has been completed but a release date is yet to be announced.
By Paul Cashmere


With many thanks to Noise 11

Latest update July 17th with thanks to Noise 11.

Don Henley Reveals Details Of Cass County Solo Album. 

By Paul Cashmere

Don Henley has given fans a taste of his upcoming solo album ‘Cass County’.

“This album is a reflection of the sounds and the textures and the images I have carried with me for 67 years,” Henley says in a new trailer for the album.

It is rooted in the rural America that I knew and it’s a nod to my native turf in Texas. My family, my friends, the neighbours., the countryside”.

Guests on the album include Mick Jagger, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Dolly Parton.

“It’s an album who people who have done living and some thinking. It is about the circular nature of life,” Don says.

‘Cass County’ is the fifth solo album for the Eagles drummer and his first since ‘Inside Job’ 15 years ago (2000).

Cass County will be released September 25, 2015.

Cass County tracklisting

Bramble Rose (with Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert)
The Cost Of Living (with Merle Haggard)
No, Thank You
Waiting Tables
Take A Picture of This
Too Far Gone
That Old Flame (with Martina McBride)
The Brand New Tenessee Waltz
Words Can Break Your Heart
When I Stop Dreaming (with Dolly Parton)
Praying For Rain
Too Much Pride
She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune
A Younger Man
Where I A, Now

Don Henley Launches ‘Cass County’ Live In Los Angeles

Don Henley brought his brand new Cass County Tour to the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Friday night with a show the included thirteen of the eighteen songs on the various versions of his new album along with a smattering of songs from earlier in his career and three interesting covers.

The only nod to his work with the Eagles came with the opening number, his own version of Seven Bridges Road which the group recorded on their album Eagles Live. Interestingly, Henley completely skipped his last studio album, 2000’s Inside Job, meaning that any non-Cass County song was at least twenty-six years old going back to The End of the Innocence (1989). Overall, he hit on four tracks from that album, two from 1984’s Building the Perfect Beast and one from his solo debut, 1982’s I Can’t Stand Still.

Henley also was able to sneak in three covers from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Randy Newman and Tears For Fears.

For the record, the songs missing from Cass County were Waiting Tables, Too Far Gone, The Brand New Tennessee Waltz, A Younger Man and Here Come Those Tears Again.

With many thanks to Noise 11
R.I.P. Glenn Frey of the Eagles 1948-2016

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