Don Henley



  • Birth Name: Donald Hugh Henley
  • Birth Place: Gilmer, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/22/1947, Cancer
  • Profession: Rock singer; songwriter; drummer
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Don Henley Fast Facts:
  • Was the lead singer for his high school band, the Four Speeds, who later changed their name to Felicity.
  • Felicity was "discovered" when the members bumped into country singer Kenny Rogers at a Dallas clothing store; Rogers went on to produce the band's self-titled debut, released under the name Shiloh in 1970.
  • Asked by Glenn Frey to join Linda Ronstadt's backing band, which also featured future Eagles Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon.
  • The 1976 Eagles best-of, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975), was the first album to be certified platinum; it became one of the best-selling albums of all time, moving more than 29 million copies in the U.S. alone.
  • Released his first solo record, I Can't Stand Still, in 1982.
  • In the early '90s, founded the Walden Woods Project, dedicated to protecting the land around Walden Pond in Massachusetts, and the Caddo Lake Institute, aimed at preserving the Texas lake.
  • Awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bill Clinton in 1997. 
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame, as a member of the Eagles, in 1998.
  • Don Henley Relationships:
  • Stevie Nicks - Ex-significant Other
  • Lois Chiles - Ex-significant Other
  • CJ Henley - Father
  • Sharon Summerall - Wife
  • Maren Jensen - Ex-significant Other
  • Hughlene McWhorter Henley - Mother
  • Don Henley Awards:
  • 1985 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1977 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1989 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male - Winner
  • 1977 Grammy: Best Arrangement for Voices - Winner
  • 1975 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1979 Grammy: Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video Collaboration of the Year - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; attended North Texas State University, Denton, TX


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