Don Henley Bio


Relationship Statistics of Don Henley

What is Don Henley marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Don Henley get married ? (married date):May 20, 1995
How many children does Don Henley have ? (name):Three (Annabel, Will and Julia)
Is Don Henley having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Don Henley gay ?: No
Who is Don Henley wife ? (name): View Couple ComparisonSharon Summerall
Sharon Summerall

More about the relationship

The relationship status of Don Henley is happily married.

He is married to Sharon Summerall. They married on 20th May 1995. In their wedding, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Glenn Frey, and Tony Bennett performed.

Together, they have three children Annabel, Will, and Julia. They live together in Dallas, Texas.

In 1974, Don was involved with Loree Rodkin. After that in 1975, he dated Stevie Nicks. He was engaged to Maren Jensen as well.

Who is Don Henley?

Don Henley is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Don is the founding member of the American rock band ‘Eagles’.

He is known for hits like Witchy Woman, Hotel California and The Long Run.

In 2020, Don with his band Eagles is bringing their recent, highly acclaimed Hotel California performances on tour.

Don Henley: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, and Education

Donald Hugh Henley was born on 22nd July 1947 in Gilmer, Texas, the U.S. His ethnicity is mixed(Irish, English and Scottish).

He was born to Hughlene (McWhorter) and C.J. Henley. His father was dying of heart and arterial disease due to which he left school to spend time with his father.

Don educated from Linden-Kildare High School in Linden, Texas where he played football. But he joined the band instead.

He attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After that, he attended North Texas State University in Denton, Texas.

Don Henley: Professional Life, Career


The American rock band Eagles was formed in September 1971 and signed to David Geffen’s label Asylum Records.

In the year 1972, they released their first studio album which contained the hit song Take It Easy, co-written by Jackson Browne.

Likewise, Henry co-wrote the band’s best-known songs. He sang band’s popular songs like Desperado, Witchy Woman, Best of My Love, One of These Nights, Hotel California, The Long Run, Life in the Fast Lane and Wasted Time as a lead vocalist.

Later in the year 1980, the band broke up during the recording The Long Run. They reunited in 1994 after 14 years.

After that, in 2007, they released Long Road Out of Eden.

Solo Career

After the breakup of the band, Don Henley started his solo career. He and Stevie Nicks duetted on her Top 10 Pop and Adult Contemporary hit Leather and Lace.

His first solo album I Can’t Stand Still was a moderate seller. He released a single The Boys of Summer. His other album was The End of the Innocence.

On 18th July 2015, he started the pre-order of his album Cass County.

Contribution as a founder

  • In the year 1990, he founded the Walden Woods Project to help protect Walden Wood from development
  • He co-founded the non-profit Caddo Lake Institute in the year 1993
  • In the year 2000, he co-founded the Recording Artists’ Coalition, a group founded to protect musicians’ rights against common music industry business practices

Awards and Achievements

  • He won 2 Grammys and award associated with Grammy, MusiCares Person of the Year
  • In 1985, he won the MTV Music Video Award for The Boys Of Summer
  • In 1990, he won the MTV Music Video Awards for The End of the Innocence
  • He won Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • He received the Trailblazer Award from the Americana Music Honors & Awards

Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of $230 million US. In the year 2012, he was estimated to be the fourth richest drummer in the world.

As a musician, his earning is between $21,250 – $207,002 US.

Don Henley: Rumors and Controversy

There are no rumors and controversies in connection with this musician. He has maintained his good reputation in Hollywood till the date.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Don Henley has salt and pepper hair and blue color eyes. Likewise, he has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 65 kg.

Social Media

Don has around 640k followers on his Facebook account. He is not active on Instagram and Twitter.


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