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Don Henley takes a solo flight out of the Eagles' nest with 'Cass County'

Don Henley takes a solo flight out of the Eagles' nest with 'Cass County'

On "Cass County," Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years, the Eagles' founding member is surrounded by women.

Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Michelle Branch, Ashley Monroe and Dixie Chicks/Court Yard Hounds members Martie Maguire and Emily Robison are just a few of the collaborators joining him on the album's many country-leaning tracks.

"I've been singing with men most of my life," Henley, 68, said in his distinctive warm, smoky voice, talking with the light East Texas drawl he acquired growing up in Linden — in Cass County.

It isn't often that Henley takes...

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