Henley sang lead vocals on many of the band's popular songs, including "Desperado", "Witchy Woman", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "The Long Run", "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Wasted Time".
The Eagles won numerous Grammy Awards during the 1970s and became one of the world's most successful rock bands of all time.
They released their first studio album in 1972, which contained the hit song "Take It Easy", written by Frey and Jackson Browne.
During the band's run, Henley co-wrote (usually with Frey) most of the band's best-known songs.
While still at high school, Henley was asked to join a Dixieland band formed by his childhood friend Richard Bowden's father Elmer, together with another school friend Jerry Surratt. In 1969, they met by chance fellow Texan Kenny Rogers who took an interest in their band.
They changed their name to Shiloh and recorded a few songs for Rogers, and "Jennifer (O' My Lady)" was released as their first single.
After leaving high school in 1965, he initially attended college at Stephen F. He then attended North Texas State University (renamed in 1988 as the University of North Texas) in Denton, Texas, from 1967 to 1969.
They were joined by Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon who also played in Ronstadt's backing band (the four however had only played together once before as the band personnel changed) and became the Eagles.The band had a number of highly successful tours, such as the Hell Freezes Over Tour (1994-1996), and Long Road Out of Eden Tour.On April 1, 2013, during a concert at the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Henley announced the History of the Eagles Tour, which began in July 2013 On his songwriting in the band, Henley stated in a March 2001 interview on Charlie Rose that "rock bands work best as a benevolent dictatorship", with the principal songwriters in a band (in the case of the Eagles, "me and Glenn Frey") being the ones that will likely hold the power. Henley's next album, 1989's The End of the Innocence, was even more successful.The band broke up in 1980, following a difficult tour and personal tensions that arose during the recording of The Long Run.The Eagles subsequently reunited 14 years later in 1994.