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LISTEN: Stevie Nicks, Don Henley release new duet

Thirty-four years after they released their smash hit single ‘Leather and Lace,” Don Henley and Stevie Nicks reunite for a heartbreaking ballad.

Don Henley Cass County cover
Don Henley – Cass County, 18-track edition available exclusively from Target.

Don Henley and Stevie Nicks have released a new duet called “It Don’t Matter To The Sun.” The lullaby ballad appears on the 18-track edition of Henley’s new album Cass County, available exclusively at Target. Listen to the full song and read the song lyrics below.

Country singer Garth Brooks, assuming the fictitious Australian rock persona Chris Gaines, originally recorded the song for In the Life of Chris Gaines in 1999. Rosie Thomas recorded a version of the song for her album If Songs Could Be Held in 2005, as well as Glee alumnus Matthew Morrison, who covered the song in 2011.

Over the years, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley have sung together many times in the studio and on the stage. Their studio collaborations include the Top 5 hit “Leather and Lace” (1981), “The Highwayman” (1981), and “Reconsider Me” (1985). Nicks and Henley were romantically linked in the mid-1970s.

Cass County track list (Target edition):

“Bramble Rose” (duet with Mick Jagger & Miranda Lambert)
“The Cost of Living” (duet with Merle Haggard)
“No, Thank You”
“Waiting Tables”
“Take a Picture of This”
“Too Far Gone”*
“That Old Flame” (duet with Martina McBride)
“The Brand New Tennessee Waltz”*
“Words Can Break Your Heart”
“When I Stop Dreaming” (duet with Dolly Parton)
“Praying for Rain”
“Too Much Pride”*
“She Sang Hymns Out of Tune”*
“Train in the Distance”
“A Younger Man”
“Where I Am Now”
“It Don’t Matter to the Sun” (duet with Stevie Nicks)+
“Here Comes Those Tears Again”

*not included on the standard version.
+available only on the Target edition.


It don’t matter to the sun
If you go or if you stay
No, the sun is gonna rise, gonna rise
Shine down on another day
There will be a tomorrow
Even if you choose to leave
‘Cause it don’t matter to the sun, no, no
It matters to meIt ain’t gonna change the world
If you walk out that door
This old world will just keep spinnin’ ’round
Spinnin’ ’round
Like it did the day before
‘Cause to them it makes no difference
It just keeps on keepin’ time
It ain’t gonna stop the world, no, no
It’ll be the end of mine

What can I say
What can I do
I’m still in love
Why aren’t youIt don’t matter to the moon
If you’re not in my life
No, the moon will just keep hangin’ ’round
Hangin’ ’round
Like it’s just another night
You’ll find another place to shine down
On some other lover’s dreams
It don’t matter to the moon, no
It matters to me

It don’t matter to the moon, no, no
But it matters to me

(Gordon Kennedy/Wayne Kirkpatrick/Tommy Sims) © 1999 Bases Loaded Music/Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Sell the Cow Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/Sundance Music/Universal Music-MGB Songs (ASCAP)