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"James Taylor: A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute" DVD To Be Released On October 3

September 28th, 2006 11:52am EDT
James TaylorDuring the 2006 Grammy week in Los Angeles, MusiCares brought together a group of legendary artists to pay tribute to James Taylor and his famous works at their annual Person of the Year gala. The event honored Taylor for his outstanding contributions to the world of music and for his exemplary philanthropic efforts. The amazing lineup featured Taylor's friends and contemporaries performing great songs from his catalogue of music. The highlights of this exclusive music industry evening - from The Dixie Chicks performing "Shower the People" and Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Sheryl Crow joining in for "Mexico" to Bruce Springsteen's rendition of "Millworker" and Taylor himself singing his classics "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" and "Fire and Rain" - featured on this special DVD are now available for the public to enjoy. The net proceeds from the sale and distribution of this DVD, which hits stores on October 3, will benefit MusiCares' health and human service and addiction recovery programs for music people in times of crisis.

James Taylor's impressive musical legacy and his sense of compassion toward humanity represent the artistic talents and social awareness that mark all MusiCares Person of the Year honorees. He joins an exemplary list of previous honorees that includes Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Brian Wilson, and Stevie Wonder.

Artistic success has allowed James to lend his voice and time to various important social causes. He has remained driven and passionate through his work protecting the environment via the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he is an active board member; supporting funding and research for children's health-related issues, such as juvenile diabetes; campaigning for funding for various arts initiatives; and calling attention to the needs of those less fortunate.

Track Listing:
Shower The People - The Dixie Chicks
Rainy Day Man - Bonnie Raitt
Secret O'Life - India.Arie
Mexico - Jackson Browne, David Crosby, and Sheryl Crow
You Can Close Your Eyes - Sting
Everybody Has The Blues - Dr. John and Taj Mahal
Carolina In My Mind - Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas
Country Road - Keith Urban
Millworker - Bruce Springsteen
You've Got A Friend - Carole King
Shed A Little Light – James Taylor
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
Fire And Rain – James Taylor

Watch the trailer for the DVD:

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More on James Taylor HERE.

About MusiCares
Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy , MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.com.

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