Don Henley, who is probably best known as a founding member of the Eagles, is getting ready to release a new solo album called "Cass County." Now comes word that two of country's biggest names are appearing on the album with him.
During an interview Miranda Lambert recently had with Cleveland.com, it was revealed that she and Lee Ann Womack both made the cut on Henley's new album.
Q: I just did an interview -- email, just like this one -- with the Eagles’ Don Henley, and we talked a little about the East Texas/Piney Woods influence on him. Talk a little about that, please.
A: Most of my influence truly came from my parents. While growing up, my dad played guitar and wrote some songs, and there was always music in our house. Mostly Merle Haggard, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn. My mom loved Aretha Franklin, and we had tons of R&B mixed in with that, too.
Q: Also, Henley told me you and fellow East Texan Lee Ann Womack appeared on his upcoming solo album. Please tell me about the song you did, who wrote it, what it was like to work with him, and how it all came about.
A: That’s great news; I actually hadn't heard that it made it on there. It was a bit scary -- I mean, he is one of the EAGLES!