James Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was part of a wave of singer-songwriters of the 1970s that also included Joni Mitchell, Tom Rush, Cat Stevens, Carole King, and John Denver. His 1976 album “Greatest Hits” was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. He has retained a large audience well into the 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums were released.
In 2004 Taylor joined the “Vote for Change” tour playing a series of concerts in American political swing states. These concerts were organized by MoveOn.org with the goal of mobilizing people to vote for John Kerry and against George W. Bush in that year’s Presidential campaign. Taylor’s appearances were joint performances with the Dixie Chicks. In 2006, Taylor performed Randy Newman’s song “Our Town” for the Disney animated film “Cars”. The song was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for the best Original Song.
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