Don Henley's new solo country album, Cass County, features a duet with Trisha Yearwood, called "Words Can Break Your Heart," that is headed to country radio.

The song features some powerful lyrics about relationships -- specifically, what is said when things get heated.

"It only takes a breath or two / To tear your world apart / Sticks and stones may break your bones / But words can break your heart," the song says. "Oh, can we just start over? / Nobody won; what's done is done / We've got to let it go." 

The emotions between Henley and Yearwood are palpable throughout the slow song, which layers both of their voices over each other during the chorus.

Cass County was released through Capitol Records and debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The Sept. 25 release is the first solo album that Henley has put out since 2000, when he released Inside Job.

In addition to Yearwood, Henley invited Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Ashley Monroe, Dolly Parton, Lucinda Williams and rocker Mick Jagger to appear on the album.

“I chose people that I respect musically. People whose work I respect, whose voices I like, who are all great, authentic singers who can really sing when called upon to sing,” Henley explains. “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.'”

Cass County is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Henley's website. Henley also has a string of upcoming concerts planned; more information about those is also available on his website.

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