James Taylor performs before President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)
Taylor Swift performs with special guest James Taylor at Madison Square Garden, in New York, on Tuesday to wrap up her Speak Now World Tour. Her parents were fans of Mr. Taylor and they named their daughter after him. (Associated Press)
Keyana Smith, 11, at center, of Washington, D.C., watches her brother James Taylor, 8, read in a family storytelling tent at the National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 25, 2011.
(T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)
Singer James Taylor, one of 10 National Medal of Arts recipients, signs his name in the area that once was the White House indoor swimming pool. "I'm just over the moon, sailing," Mr. Taylor said of the honor. (Associated Press)