Watch Don Henley and Martina McBride Duet on ‘Austin City Limits’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Don Henley's episode of Austin City Limits premieres on Saturday (Oct. 24), but The Boot's readers are getting an exclusive preview of the episode -- specifically, of Henley's performance of "That Old Flame" with Martina McBride.
Press play on the video above to watch McBride and Henley sing "That Old Flame," one of the tracks on Henley's new solo record, Cass County. The song, featuring two of music's greatest voices, was released to radio in July.
The upcoming episode will be the Eagles' founding member's first-ever appearance on ACL. His performances focus on his new solo record, which is Henley's first No. 1 solo album and first solo release in 15 years.
"Don Henley has been on my wish list for 40 years, and I always knew he would come when he was ready,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona via a press release. “He's one of the best songwriters of his generation, and these new songs are some of the best he's ever written. He's at the top of his game right now, and it's an honor to have him showcase his new songs and classics on the ACL stage."
Henley's 11-song Austin City Limits set begins with "Dirty Laundry," and numerous special guests, in addition to McBride, joined him during his performance, including Ashley Monroe, Trisha Yearwood and more. Cass County features an all-star list of special guests, all hand-picked by Henley.
“I chose people that I respect musically,” Henley says. “People whose work I respect, whose voices I like, who are all great, authentic singers who can really sing when called upon to sing. Some of them are friends of mine, and some of them I had never met before. I was flattered and flabbergasted when all of them said, ‘Yeah.’”
Henley's episode of ACL is scheduled to premiere on Oct. 24 at 9PM ET on PBS; check the Austin City Limits website for local broadcast information. Immediately following the initial broadcast, the episode will be available for a limited time on PBS’ website.
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