James Taylor will receive Songwriters Hall Of Fame Award

May 30th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD  

The famous American singer and song-writer James Taylor will finally get his due. He has been added to the list of this year’s receivers of Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards along with Berry Gordy. The announcement was made day before yesterday, while the award ceremony will be held in New York City on the 18th of June. According to the organizing authorities, Clint Black, Rob Thomas, Paul Williams, Daughtry and Kara Dioguardi will be present at the ceremony, some of them will also perform in the event. There is already news that Tom Jones will receive this year’s Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award.

The fans of James Taylor will surely agree that his award was long due for this immensely talented singer, song-writer and guitarist. Boston, Massachusetts born Taylor has already won a Grammy Award. Though Taylor began his career in the mid 1960s yet he was able to get true recognition only after 1970s, after his album, “Sweet Baby James” was released. Music lovers will know that this album contains a collection of very sensitive and introspective numbers and it is considered to be one of the greatest folk rock albums.

Along with his contemporaries like Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Carly Simon and Jackson Browne, James Taylor too preferred to sing songs that he penned down himself. Later Taylor goes on to marry Carly Simon but their marriage did not last. James Taylor won three Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male Awards in 1971, 1977 and 2001 at the Grammys. In 2006, Taylor received the Grammy Award-sponsored MusiCares Person of the Year. Taylor has also appeared as the last guest for Jay Leno in his Show, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Friday night, 29th May 2009.

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