Eight time Grammy Award winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and multi platinum selling rockerhas not released a new album in over a decade; but in May he will release just his sixth solo album in his 30 plus year career. The new album is called “Cass Country”. The drummer's last solo album was “Inside Job” in 2000.
The album was recorded in Nashville, Dallas, and Southern California. While Henley has not released any song titles for the album; he has said that it features a number of guests performers and has a country feel to it with traditional and alternative country songs. Henley has not revealed the names of any of his musical guests but has hinted that one of them is a former member of his rock group the Eagles.
Donald Hugh Henley was born in a small northern Texan town. Saying that his parents loved music, he listend to it all the time growing up. He began taking piano lessons when he was still a very young lad. After an unsuccessful stint on the high school football field, Henley turned his attention to the school band and the drum set where he proved to be a natural. He joined his first band when he was only 15 years old.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1970 Henley met, , and – what became the original Eagles – played backup for pop star Linda Rondstadt. Henley and Frey are the only original Eagles members remaining in the group.
Henley released his debut solo album “I Can't Stand Still” in 1982.
He is also an activist for a number of ecological and musical endeavours.