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James Taylor has blazed a path for aspiring musicians everywhere. A harbinger of the singer-songwriter era, his deep, introspective lyrics and melodic baritone voice create a unique almost story-like experience. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations, in a way that resonates with people everywhere.
Since releasing his debut album in 1968, Taylor has sold more than 100 million records, earning Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum awards, in addition to multiple Grammy Awards®. Taylor has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and the prestigious Songwriters Halls of Fame, and in 2016, received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts. His newest album, American Standard earned Taylor the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and gave him the honor of being the first artist to have a Billboard Top 10 album in each of the past six decades.
Taylor’s long and highly recognized career continues to draw fans both old and new, and serves to remind us that good music never ages. See him perform songs like “Fire and Rain,” “Country Road,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Mexico,” “Shower the People,” “Your Smiling Face,” “Carolina In My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight,” “You Can Close Your Eyes,” “Walking Man,” “Never Die Young,” “Shed a Little Light,” “Copperline,” “Enough to be On Your Way, “You and I Again”, “Today Today Today” and many more live at the Walmart AMP on Friday, July 15.
NEW AT THIS CONCERT: try the “reserved lawn” for a premier lawn space with pre-placed chairs! Buy tickets at 479.443.5600 or at amptickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Walmart AMP and Walton Arts Center Box Offices. In-person sales are available weekdays at the AMP Box Office from 10am to 5pm and at the Walton Arts Center Box Office from 10am to 2pm.