Miranda Lambert and Lee Ann Womack to appear on Don Henley’s new solo album

Don Henley
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!


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Classic clips: Country stars on Sesame Street

Sesame Street uploaded this video of Randy Travis to their YouTube account today from an appearance he had on the show back in 1991. 

Too sweet. 

It got me to thinking, though, about who all in the country world has shown up on the classic children's show over their more than 40 years on the air.

If you're curious too, check out all the videos I was able to dig up of country stars either making an appearance or having a puppet made in their likeness after the jump … 


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Luke Bryan ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ – Single Review & RANT ALERT


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Oh Luke. Why.

If this is the first criticism of Luke’s new musical
direction you’ve heard, then you haven’t been particularly observant. Plenty of
those on social media are up in arms about ‘That’s My Kind of Night’, and with
good reason; Luke’s gradual selling out to the height of the mainstream and
every trend that passes through it is something that has troubled many a Luke
fan, including myself. Not that I’d really count myself as much of a fan these

The most common criticism has been of the music’s lack of
substance. ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ is certainly not where Luke’s musical substance
demise began, but it’s definitely where it came to a head. For the country fans
who lap up every tailgate, cut-off jeans, tanned legs, ice cold beer, pick-up
truck, moonshine and random car sex (like is present in this song), well you
probably love this stuff and can’t understand the fuss. “So what?” You say. “This
is what country music is”.


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The Band Perry play for 28,000 fans over the weekend (from the mailbag)

The Band Perry
Fans of The Band Perry couldn’t get enough of their favorite band this weekend
when the superstar sibling trio – Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry – played to over
28,000 ecstatic fans.  The show at the Boots and Hearts Festival in Bowmanville,
Ontario at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park marks The Band Perry’s largest
Canadian audience to date.
“The energy coming from the crowd bordered on
frenzy, we could have played the entire night fueled by that kind of
excitement,” says Reid Perry.
“There's this crazy power that comes from THAT many people all singing the
same songs and moving in the same way. We are still reeling and can't wait to be
back north of the border”  says Neil Perry. 


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