JAMES TAYLOR has won multiple Grammy Awards, has been inducted into both the Rock & Roll and the prestigious Songwriters Halls of Fame, and in February 2006 The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences selected him as its MusicCares Person of the Year. Taylor was also awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in 2012.
In November 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civilian honour and in December 2016 he received the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts. In early 2020 Taylor released Break Shot, a deeply personal and authentic audio-only memoir detailing his first 21 years.
He also released his newest album, American Standard, his 19th studio album, which earned Taylor the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and gave him the honour of being the first artist to have a Billboard Top 10 album in each of the past six decades.