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

Dec 11, 2020

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!

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Audible “Top 10 of 2020”

Dec 9, 2020

The editors at Audible have selected Break Shot, James’s Audible Original memoir, as a “Top Ten of 2020” audio release across all Audible categories!

From the Editors:

“Break Shot” is a portrait of a once-in-a-lifetime artist as a young man, told in Taylor’s timeless and singular voice; an elder statesman of pop music looks back at how he found his way.

Visit Audible.com to read the full list, and click here to listen to Break Shot now!

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#JTFanCover – “How Sweet It Is”

Dec 4, 2020

This week we feature Matt Jackson’s JT-inspired cover of Marvin Gaye’s classic “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”. James’s version appears on his 1975 album, Gorilla. Click now to watch!

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American Standard covers challenge! #JTAmericanStandardChallenge

Dec 4, 2020

James Taylor by Norman SeeffIn honor of James’s Grammy-nominated album (Best Traditional Pop Vocal), James is launching the American Standard covers challenge!

It’s easy to take part — just film your cover of one of the favorites found on the American Standard or Over The Rainbow and send them to James here. You may be featured in an upcoming newsletter or on any of James’s socials platforms (be sure to include your social media links or tags!)

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Entertainment Weekly interview

Nov 27, 2020

Norman Seeff photographyFresh off his Grammy nomination for American Standard, James spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his musical memories, his history with the Grammys, and more.

Read the full interview at ew.com now!

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Wear Your Music flash sale

Nov 27, 2020

Don’t forget! All JT ‘Wear Your Music’ items — pendants, bracelets and more crafted from James’s personally used guitar strings — will be 20% off for one day only, next Tuesday, December 1! Visit WearYourMusic.com to check out the selection now.

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A Grammy nomination for American Standard

Nov 24, 2020

Grammy nominationJames received some exciting pre-Thanksgiving Grammy news this morning — American Standard has been nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album! This is James’s 19th career nomination (he’s won five times previously). James is grateful for the recognition and will keep a finger or two crossed. Kudos as well to James’s friends and co-producers, Dave O’Donnell and John Pizzarelli!

American Standard is available now, and don’t forget to check out James’s new digital EP, Over The Rainbow!

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