Don Henley’s recently announced solo album, Cass County, finds the Eagles singer delving into country music, and one of the songs on the record is a duet with Dolly Parton on an old Louvin Brothers tune titled “When I Stop Dreaming.”
The album won’t be released until September 25, but you can check out the track now exclusively at USAToday.com. Henley says that the recording session with the country legend went as smooth as could be.
“I think we had about two or three takes with Dolly,” Henley recalls. “She comes in and goes, ‘I know this song; I used to do it with [her former duet partner] Porter [Wagoner].’ She sings it once, and she goes, ‘Mmm, it’s in a pretty high key for me. I guess I’ll just have to rare (sic) back and get it.’ And, boy, she did. What a voice that girl has, coming out of such a small person.”
Fans pre-ordering Cass County receive an immediate free download of “When I Stop Dreaming.” Other guest artists featured on the album include Mick Jagger, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Dixie Chicks members Martie Maguire and Emily Robison.
Henley co-wrote 11 of the record’s songs with ex-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch, who also co-produced the album with Don.
Meanwhile, Henley embarks on a U.S> tour in support of Cass County, from October 3 in Phoenix through to a November 12 performance in Philadelphia.