James Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. Jjames Taylor's career began in the mid-1960s, but he found his audience in the early 1970s, singing sensitive and gentle acoustic songs. He was part of a wave of soft singer-songwriters of the time that also included Carole King, Joni Mitchell, John Denver and Jackson Browne. Another of this wave was Carly Simon whom Taylor later married.
His "Greatest Hits" album from 1976 was certified diamond and has sold more than 11 million copies. He has retained a large audience and artistic relevance well into the 1990s and 2000s, when some of his best-selling and most-awarded albums have been released.
James Taylor signed to Columbia Records and released JT in 1977, winning another Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, for "Handy Man". "Traffic Jam" from the album would become a favorite theme of rush-hour radio traffic reports in large cities.
After collaborating with Art Garfunkel and briefly working on "Broadway", James Taylor took a two-year break, reappearing in 1979 with another successful album, "Flag". Taylor also performed at the "No Nukes" concert in Madison Square Garden and appeared on the album and film from the concert.
In the early 1980s James Taylor's career was not going well, but he has released "Dad Loves His Work" on Columbia Records in 1981. This album features the song "Her Town Too" with John David Souther as a background vocalist.
James Taylor "Her Town Too" (feat. John David Souther) from the album "Dad Loves His Work".