Revered Singer-Songwriter James Taylor Has Included His Son Henry As A Full Member Of His Touring Band

Let’s take a closer look at James Taylor, a name that might ring a bell for many but might be new to some younger fans. This piece is here to fill everyone in on the life and accomplishments of this incredible musician. Known for his heartfelt singing and expert guitar skills, Taylor has won lots of praise and awards over the years. He even got inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and received France’s prestigious Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2012. Plus, he got the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015!

Taylor’s had a remarkable career, winning six Grammy Awards and being named the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year. The big names who showed up to pay tribute to him at his MusicCares event say a lot about his impact on the music world. One special moment in his career was in 2021 when he performed live with his son Henry at the Honda Center. They sang “You Can Close Your Eyes,” and you could really feel the love and connection between father and son.

Both critics and fans loved this performance. The song, from Taylor’s 1971 album “Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon,” is said to have been written for Joni Mitchell, his ex-girlfriend. Another standout moment was in 2020 on The Voice when Taylor and Henry sang “Moon River” from the “American Standard” album.

Taylor’s music has influenced lots of other artists, like Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, and Sting. During the pandemic, Taylor and Henry bonded over music while they were in Montana, which brought them even closer together.

Now, after the pandemic, Henry has joined his dad’s band as a backup singer, starting a new chapter in their musical and family journey. Taylor’s recent achievements include his 2015 album “Before This World” hitting the top spot on the Billboard 200, the first time in over 45 years, and his 2020 album “American Standard” debuting at #4. He’s the first artist to have albums reach #1 across six decades!

James Taylor, who’s dad to Sally and Ben with Carly Simon and twins Rufus and Henry with Caroline ‘Kim’ Smedvig, is still making amazing music that connects with people of all ages.

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