Don Henley’s ‘Cass County’ Debuts on Top
Don Henley's first solo studio album since 2000, Cass County, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart this week, marking the first No. 1 album of the Eagles' founding-member's solo career. More than 87,000 copies were sold in the record's first week, landing it on the top of the Country Albums chart, as well.
Cass County is named for the northeastern Texas county in which Henley was raised. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Dallas, it includes guest appearances by Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Mick Jagger, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton. The project was co-produced by Henley alongside Stan Lynch, who co-wrote 11 of the tracks for the album.
Henley will head to New York City this week to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Oct. 8 before his debut at Austin City Limits on Oct. 24. Henley is also a recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award at the 14th Annual Americana Awards, which will be broadcast on PBS on Nov. 21.
The 68-year-old country-rocker is currently on tour in support of Cass County. The trek will wind through the country for 13 more dates before it wraps in Philadelphia on Nov. 12.
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