1. Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Leon Bridges & More to Perform at 'Harvey Can't Mess With Texas' Benefit

    September 13, 2017 7:30 AM EDT The special will air on 11 Texas Tegna stations on Sept. 22. Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and many more will take part in the all-star Harvey Can't Mess with Texas: A Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief  show on Sept. 22 in Austin, Texas. The event will…

  2. James Taylor Bemoans End of Obama Era: 'It Feels Like It's Raining All Over the World'

    January 20, 2017 5:23 PM EST Half a world away from Washington, James Taylor is greeting fans with a video bemoaning the end of the Obama era. The singer emailed a clip to fans on his mailing list from French Polynesia on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration. It shows him standing outside a grass hut in the rain.…

  3. James Taylor Cancels Philippines Concert Over President Duterte's Drug War

    December 21, 2016 3:41 AM EST James Taylor has canceled his February concert in Manila, saying reports of summary executions of suspected drug offenders in the Philippines without judicial proceedings are "deeply concerning and unacceptable." The American singer-songwriter tweeted Wednesday that he had been…

  4. President Barack Obama to Join Kennedy Center Honors For Last Time

    December 04, 2016 1:33 PM EST This year's Kennedy Center Honors gala will be bittersweet for some because it's the last one under President Barack Obama, but the festivities aren't likely to be much different next year under President-elect Donald Trump, the Kennedy Center president said. Actor Al Pacino,…

  5. James Taylor Announces Summer 2017 Tour of 4 Baseball Parks With Bonnie Raitt

    November 29, 2016 3:10 PM EST Singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced a summer tour of four baseball parks, culminating in a date at Fenway Park, home of his beloved Boston Red Sox. Taylor and his All-Star Band will open the tour July 14 at Nationals Park in Washington. It continues July 17 at Wrigley Field in…

  6. James Taylor Shares Thanksgiving Message: 'Gratitude Is the Way to an Improved Attitude'

    November 24, 2016 11:04 PM EST James Taylor has a Thanksgiving message for his fans: Gratitude improves your attitude. The singer says in an email that giving thanks is the key to overcoming setbacks and dealing with reversals of fortune. He writes: "To whom we give it is a big question but just go ahead on and do it.…

  7. James Taylor Will Join President Obama to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina

    November 01, 2016 8:07 PM EDT On Wednesday, James Taylor  will join President Barack Obama to campaign for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, less than a week until the national election.  At a public "Get Out The Early Vote" event in the Raleigh area, Obama and Taylor (who grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina…

  8. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One of the best things about The Simpsons has…

  9. James Taylor to Donate Money to Fire-Ravaged Canadian City

    May 09, 2016 8:14 PM EDT James Taylor is using his music to help people evacuated from a huge wildfire in Canada. The "Carolina in My Mind" singer has turned two Alberta concerts next month into benefits. Proceeds from tickets to his shows in Calgary on June 7 and Edmonton on June 8 will be donated to the…

  10. James Taylor Reflects on 'Intense' Year, Grammy Nod & Says He's 'Gonna Miss' President Obama

    December 18, 2015 3:01 PM EST James Taylor  had a fruitful -- and busy -- year. He scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Before This World , toured around the world, was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and tallied another Grammy Award nomination. The five-time Grammy winner (who is also a…

  11. Pop Shop Podcast: James Taylor Interview, Oscar Best Song Chatter, Our Broadway Wish List & More

    December 16, 2015 8:18 PM EST Welcome to the latest episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast, Billboard's weekly breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co-director of charts Keith Caulfield and Billboard…

  12. James Taylor, Janet Jackson and More Legendary Stars Who Rang Up Big Chart Numbers in 2015

    December 15, 2015 12:09 PM EST was a big year for legendary stars to make their return. From Janet Jackson's Unbreakable  to James Taylor's Before This World (the singer's first-ever No. 1 album), over-40 stars gave younger artists a run for their money on the charts.   This story originally appeared in…

  13. Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash Continue No Nukes Advocacy As Paris Climate Talks Wind Down

    December 11, 2015 10:43 AM EST Bonnie Raitt—who co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and others—has roundly rejected pro-nuclear-power arguments heard during the Paris climate talks. A longtime environmental activist, Raitt reacted to recent commentaries in the New York Times…

  14. Barbra Streisand Leaves President Obama 'Verklempt' at Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    November 24, 2015 7:18 PM EST James Taylor, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Itzhak Perlman and Stephen Sondheim also among musical honorees. In light of the Paris attacks earlier this month, it was the perfect time for President Obama to recognize all the beauty and inspiration music brings into our lives by honoring a…

  15. Watch James Taylor & Stephen Colbert Sing 'You Can Close Your Eyes' on 'The Late Show'

    November 19, 2015 9:08 AM EST Stephen Colbert has been known to show off his musical chops occasionally during his late night career -- but it's usually with a wink. Last night, though, he joined James Taylor for a completely serious duet on Taylor's classic song "You Can Close Your Eyes." J ohn Legend…

  16. James Taylor Premieres 'Fire and Rain' In-Studio Live Video From Tonight's 'Guitar Center Sessions'

    November 13, 2015 1:57 PM EST The eleventh season of Guitar Center Sessions premieres tonight (Nov. 13), and Billboard has an exclusive early peek at the headlining star performing his signature song.  Storied singer-songwriter James Taylor is set to kick off the season tonight, and below, you can watch him perform “Fire…

  17. Carly Simon Premieres Poignant Duet With Son Ben Taylor 'I Can't Thank You Enough'

    November 12, 2015 12:58 PM EST Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a little family-oriented duet that should make you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside -- it’s storied songwriter Carly Simon duetting with her son Ben Taylor on an ode to devotion called “I Can’t Thank You Enough.” The track is one of two…

  18. Carole King Reflects on Her Classic, Chart-Topping 'Tapestry' Album

    November 12, 2015 9:00 AM EST How an "absolutely sincere" easy-listening LP recorded amid Laurel Canyon's early-'70s hippie bliss remains one of the biggest-charting (and universally beloved) albums of all time, more than 40 years later. See the All-Time Charts:  Billboard 200 Albums  |  Billboard 200…

  19. Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson to Help Obamas Celebrate the Arts

    October 12, 2015 5:26 AM EDT Queen Latifah , Smokey Robinson and Trombone Shorty are among the performing artists who will help celebrate the arts at the White House on Wednesday. They will be joined by Usher , James Taylor , Audra McDonald and others for a PBS special hosted by President Barack Obama and his wife,…

  20. James Taylor Talks Beatles, Taylor Swift, Jimmy Kimmel & More at Grammy Museum

    September 26, 2015 3:30 PM EDT Capping a whirlwind week in Los Angeles appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- plus taping an episode of DirecTV’s Guitar Center Sessions -- James Taylor regaled a packed house Saturday night (Sept. 25) at the Grammy Museum. The occasion: an intimate conversation…

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