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Break Shot is #1

December 31, 2020 Published by Comments Off on Break Shot is #1

AudibleAudible has announced that Break Shot, James's Audible Original audio memoir, was their most listened original release of 2020!

Click here to see the rest of the list and visit now to listen to Break Shot!

The #JTAmericanStandardChallenge Spotlight!

December 29, 2020 Published by Comments Off on The #JTAmericanStandardChallenge Spotlight!

James by Timothy WhiteJames and team have loved watching your #JTAmericanStandardChallenge submissions over the last few weeks. Click here for a few favorites for you to enjoy during your post-holiday clean-up.

Would you like to see your video featured in a future newsletter or JT social media platform? Just upload your performance of any of the songs James recorded on his new album, American Standard, or the EP: Over The Rainbow, send us the link here, and you may get your wish!

BIOGRAPHY.COM — James Taylor Wrote One of His Biggest Hits While in Rehab

December 24, 2020 Published by Comments Off on BIOGRAPHY.COM — James Taylor Wrote One of His Biggest Hits While in Rehab

By Jordan Zakarin was only 22 years old when he achieved breakout success as a singer-songwriter, but he’d already experienced the sort of pain, frustration and sublime thrills of someone twice his age. Fittingly, the song that launched him to...

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Looking back 50 years

December 20, 2020 Published by Comments Off on Looking back 50 years

Before you settle into this afternoon's debut of the newly restored, complete BBC 1970 "James Taylor In Concert" (starting at 3pm ET/12pm PT):

Click below to hear James reminisce on some 1970 subjects: traveling to London to play at the Palladium, driving cross-country with Joni Mitchell, bunking with Warren Oates, visiting the Hopi Indian reservation, and even dancing with snakes! Oh, yes, James also solves the BBC "In Concert" mystery: "who knitted that green sweater"?! Test your JT trivia chops and let us know how you did!

Don't forget the 3pm airing of "James Taylor In Concert" which will be live for just 48 hours, so don't miss it!

BBC ’70 — “Highway Song”

December 18, 2020 Published by Comments Off on BBC ’70 — “Highway Song”

"Highway Song" is from the classic 1970 BBC special 'James Taylor In Concert' — the only song played on piano!

Click now to watch... and be sure to watch the full BBC concert stream this Sunday!

VetsAid 2020 — TOMORROW NIGHT!

December 11, 2020 Published by Comments Off on VetsAid 2020 — TOMORROW NIGHT!

VetsAid 2020A rare live JT performance (from VetsAid 2018) of an early classic, "Native Son", will be featured during "VetsAid 2020: Home for the Holidays". The event will be live streamed tomorrow, December 12, at 6pm ET. Presented by Gold Star family member "Joe Walsh and friends", the event will raise funds to support a variety of veterans-based charities to help vets and their families physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. VetsAid 2020 will feature archival performances and live appearances by an incredible list of performers.

For more details and to get your tickets for tomorrow's night's show, please visit

Mount up, move on
May you find the way back home
Down and down we go

Down into bright October
Brothers in arms no more
Now that the war is over
Have you waded in and been to hell
Will you lie upon the sofa
see to the decoration of your shell
Now that the war is over

Mount up, move on
Damn the darkness, speed the dawn
They lost, we won
Try to find your way back home
Native son

"Native Son" (1991) by James Taylor

#JTAmericanStandardChallenge – “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”

December 11, 2020 Published by Comments Off on #JTAmericanStandardChallenge – “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”

The first #JTAmericanStandardChallenge entry comes to us from Houston-based fan Walter Suhr. Click now to hear Walter's take on Rodger and Hammerstein's "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught". If you'd like to be part of the #JTAmericanStandardChallenge, just film yourself performing any of the classic songs James recorded on American Standard and the EP: Over The Rainbow. Send us a link here!