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Don Henley recalls of the lead-off track to his #1 2015 Country Album, Cass County, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it”.
The song is “Bramble Rose” and was also the title track of Tift Merritt‘s 2002 debut album for Lost Highway Records. Allmusic’s Mark Deming rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars saying “Bramble Rose leaves no doubt that Merritt is already a talent of the first order”.
Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fame produced Henley’s version of the tune and co-wrote many of the album’s original songs. “Bramble Rose” features stellar guest performances by none other than Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger! More luminaries on the set include Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, and Lee Ann Womack. Happy One Year Anniversary this week to the remarkable Cass County!
Contact & Licensing info:
“Bramble Rose” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Capitol Records/Universal Music Group.