He has sold millions and millions of albums with countless hits over his 40 plus year career. James has successfully maintained a critically and commercially successful career for over four decades. His music has attracted the younger and older crowds over the years.
James career started back in 1968, thanks to some encouragement from Paul McCartney. When his first single, “Fire and Rain” was released in 1970, it quickly gained fame. The next year, he hit the number one spot with Carol King’s classic, “You’ve Got A Friend.”
In 1976, James released his “Greatest Hits” album, which was certified at the Diamond level and was the highest given by the Recording Industry Association of America with more than 12 million copies sold.
Over the next two decades, James career was not only as strong as ever, but he continued to release more best selling and awarded albums. In 2004, he sang the national anthem at the World Series, which the Boston Red Sox finally broke “The Curse.”
James received five Grammy awards; in 1971 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for “You’ve Got A Friend,” in 1977 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for “Handy Man,” in 1998 for Best Pop Album for Hourglass, in 2001 for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male for “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” and in 2003 for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “How’s the World Treating You” with Alison Krauss.
Some of the other awards and recognition James has received include; in 2000 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2004 he received the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement and ranked 84th in the Rolling Stone’s list of “The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and in 2010, was Inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.
Seeing James Taylor live in concert is perfect for the entire family to enjoy, and his concerts are known to be a great and enjoyable experience and well worth seeing a true legend in concert live.