James Taylor on the Beatles, Sci-Fi and Marriage

April 26, 2016

Last summer, James Taylor released his first album of original material in 13 years, and the legendary singer-songwriter is getting ready to take his new and old music on the road in North America. We caught up with Taylor to discuss his musical...



Watch James Taylor Perform Somber French National Anthem

November 24, 2015

After appearing on The Late Show last week to perform a silly, updated version of his classic song "Fire and Rain," James Taylor returned on a more serious and solemn note to sing the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise." Taylor's performance...


Gary Clark Jr., James Taylor Lead New 'ACL' Season

August 25, 2015

After a monumental 40th anniversary season, Austin City Limits has stacked its upcoming 41st broadcast season with performances from Gary Clark Jr., James Taylor, Don Henley, Sturgill Simpson and more. The new slate of episodes will air on PBS...


Flashback: James Taylor Covers George Jones

August 5, 2015

Pop legend James Taylor scored his very first Number One album this year with Before This World, 38 years after his best-selling album of all time, JT, was released. The 1977 disc would go on to sell nearly four million copies. A singer-songwriter...


James Taylor Recalls 'Nervous' Beatles Audition for Apple

June 19, 2015

In 1968, James Taylor signed a contract with the Beatles' burgeoning record label, Apple, making his self-titled debut LP the company's first release from a non-British artist. But securing that lucrative deal was intimidating for the then-unknown...

Album Review

Before This World

June 16, 2015

On his first album of new songs in 13 years — a long wait even by his meticulous standards — James Taylor's past is never far in the rearview mirror. "Somehow I haven't died," he observes in "Today Today Today," the album's back-porch-ready...


James Taylor's Mellow Rebirth: Inside 'Before This World'

March 27, 2015

The last time James Taylor released an album of new material, Tower Records was a multi-million-dollar business, Tobey Maguire was the brand-new Spider-Man, and the Iraq War had yet to begin. "I got out of the habit of writing songs for about 10 years,"...


James Taylor: The First Family of the New Rock

January 18, 2015

"It is very strange making a living out of being yourself," says James Taylor, trying to sum up his work. It is also very popular: "Being yourself" neatly defines the personal, confessional school of songwriting which promises to supplant much of the...


Watch James Taylor Sing 'Fire and Rain and Calzones'

November 19, 2015

James Taylor visited The Late Show Wednesday to debut an updated version of his classic "Fire and Rain" with Stephen Colbert. "I consider my songs to be living things; they're always growing. For example, I'm still working on 'Fire and...


James Taylor: My Life in 15 Songs

August 20, 2015

James Taylor's new album, Before This World, is his first collection of original songs in 13 years, though he wasn't exactly taking it easy during that stretch — he toured regularly, released live and cover albums, and helped raise...


On the Charts: James Taylor Scores First Number One

June 24, 2015

Forty-seven years after his debut album, James Taylor has finally scored his first Number One record on the Billboard 200. The singer's latest, Before This World, sold 97,000 copies in its debut week, giving the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...


Watch 'Two James Taylors' Sing Ode to Seesaws

June 18, 2015

Jimmy Fallon took his penchant for imitating his musical guests on The Tonight Show to new highs — and lows — on Wednesday with a charming, silly song, "Two James Taylors on a Seesaw," that proved to be exactly what its title...


James Taylor Celebrates Boston Red Sox in New Video

May 4, 2015

It was a tough weekend for Boston Red Sox fans as hated rivals The Yankees came into town and swept them in a three-game series, but hometown hero James Taylor was at Fenway Park Sunday night to try and cheer them up. He threw out the first pitch,...



Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Land Six American Music Award Nods

October 10, 2013

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lead the nominees for the 41st Annual American Music Awards, picking up six nods including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for their inescapable smash "Thrift Shop." The duo will go up...


Aerosmith, James Taylor, J. Geils Band Anchor Boston Strong Concert

May 31, 2013

The city of Boston is known for many things – its revolutionary history and higher education, its championship banners and ground balls between the legs, its provincial past and progressive future. After this year's Boston Marathon, the city has...


Obama Honors Carole King with Gershwin Prize

May 23, 2013

Carole King was was presented with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House last night by President Obama, who called the singer-songwriter a "living legend," The Associated Press reports. "It is yet another of the many important messages...


Carole King Named MusiCares Person of the Year

September 19, 2013

Carole King will receive the MusiCares 2014 Person of the Year award at a ceremony during next year's Grammy week. King will accept the award at the Recording Academy's charity fundraiser on January 24th (two days before the Grammys) in Los Angeles,...


Live-Stream the Boston Strong Benefit

May 30, 2013

Tonight Aerosmith, Boston, Jason Aldean, Dropkick Murphys, James Taylor, Carole King and more will take the stage at the TD Garden for the Boston Strong Benefit, which you'll be able to live stream here starting at 7 p.m. EST. Dropkick Murphys Raise...


Aerosmith, James Taylor to Play Boston Benefit Show

May 3, 2013

Bostonians Aerosmith and James Taylor will lead a benefit show in their native city on May 30th at the TD Garden. Carole King and Massachusetts rockers the J. Geils Band are also set for "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration," which will...