Grammy Award winner Don Henry's songs have been recorded by legends like: Ray Charles, Patti Page and Conway Twitty By country crooners like: Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas By young hit makers of today like: Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Kathy Mattea ? and the list goes on. But his songs shine most when heard by the very artist who wrote them in the concerts he performs across the country.
Ray Charles, Patti Page and Conway Twitty
By country crooners like:
Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas
By young hit makers of today like:
Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Kathy Mattea ? and the list goes on.
But his songs shine most when heard by the very artist who wrote them in the concerts he performs across the country.
Don Henry is a veteran of 28 years in the music business. His experience in writing, publishing, producing and engineering has evolved him into the singer / songwriter / guitarist and entertainer he's become today.
He has shared the stage with: Joey Ramone/Al Gore/Pete Seeger/Steve Earle/Graham Gouldman/Ray Price/Livingston Taylor/Emmylou Harris/Jimmy Webb/Guy Clark/David Crosby/P.F. Sloan/John Prine/Michael McDonald / Felix Cavaliere/Rodney Crowell/Don Williams/Faith Hill/Richie Havens/Keith Urban/Shawn Colvin/Dan Seals/Michael Johnson/Janis Ian/Sonny Curtis/Nanci Griffith/Jim Messina/J.D.Souther... just to name a few!
The wit and wisdom of Don's songs are widely renowned whether it's campfire favorites, the hilarious "B.F.D." and biker lullaby "Harley", to the wonderfully poignant tribute to Martin Luther King "Beautiful Fool", and of course, the Grammy Award winning country classic "Where've You Been".
In addition to a Grammy, Kathy Mattea's version of "Where've You Been" won Don (and co-writer Jon Vezner) song of the year honors from ACM (Academy of Country Music), CMA (Country Music Association) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International). "Where've You Been" was the first song to be awarded all four honors in the same year!
Billboard's Ken Schlager chose Don's Epic/Sony debut album "Wild In The Backyard" as one of 1991's Top Ten records. So did Larry McClain of BAM magazine. Rolling Stone liked it enough to profile Don in their "New Faces" column. Enthusiastic reviews also appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Stereo Review, the Gavin Report, and other major daily newspapers.
Since then Don has released a live album candidly recorded at the internationally famous Bluebird Caf? in Nashville, Tennessee on the American Originals label.
Not long after "Live At The Bluebird" he released his latest studio effort "Flowers & Rockets" on Poppermost Records and is in the process of recording his fourth album "Based On A True Story" due to be released by fall of 2007.
At Don's shows, you'll easily spot those who have yet to hear his songs; upon first experiencing them, the listener is often moved to laughter or tears, sometimes both at the same time! And everyone leaves humming, because Don Henry songs stay with you.
Don's unique perspective is expressed in instantly memorable melodies and equally smart arrangements that appeal to listeners across musical borders, and across the nation.
As Dirty Linen observed about his Philadelphia Folk Festival appearance:
"The crowd was won over by this guy and his guitar. Long may he write."