James Taylor Covers Country Songs on New Album

James Taylor has recorded new versions of songs popularized by George Jones, John Anderson, Glen Campbell and the Dixie Chicks for his new album, Covers, to be released on Sept. 30 by Starbucks’ Hear Music label. The project features country, rock and R&B songs from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, including “On Broadway,” “Summertime Blues,” “Not Fade Away” and “Hound Dog.” Among the songs are Jones’ “Why Baby Why” (co-written by Jones and Darrell Edwards), Anderson’s “Seminole Wind,” Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” (written by Jimmy Webb) and the Dixie Chicks’ “Some Days You Gotta Dance” (composed by Troy Johnson and Marshall Morgan). Taylor wrote and sings harmony on Jones’ 1978 hit, “Bartender’s Blues.” He previously covered “She Thinks I Still Care,” a 1962 hit for Jones, on a live album released in the ’90s. Taylor and the Dixie Chicks appeared together in a CMT Crossroads episode taped in 2002.