Don Henley, Sheryl Crow Head to the Country on Upcoming Albums

Both Don Henley and Sheryl Crow will be releasing Nashville-flavored albums this year. Henley's new Cass County — named after the Texas county of his birth — is scheduled for a late spring release September (update from Henley's label) while Crow's as-yet-untitled new project will most likely arrive in the fall via new home Warner Nashville.

Cass County, produced by Henley's longtime friend Stan Lynch (ex-Tom Petty's Heartbreakers), has been in the works for a few years now. Says Henley: "Some of it’s traditional country, some of it is what you might call alt-country, and I’ve got a lot of interesting guest vocalists and musicians on there with me."

Crow's new album is something of a logical extension for the singer given her past success on country radio with 2002's "Picture" (with Kid Rock) as well as charting singles with Brooks & Dunn and with Vince Gill. New Crow single "Easy" goes to radio next month.