James Taylor to Release an Audio Memoir

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James Taylor is set to release an audio memoir, titled Break Shot, via Audible in early 2020.

"James has partnered with @Audible_com to create #BreakShot, a one-of-a-kind music & storytelling experience released in early 2020. #JTBreakShot is a deeply personal audio-only memoir featuring reflections on James's childhood, family life & career," Taylor tweeted.

Taylor will share his life story and music career on the audio memoir, including his upbringing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, his traumatic teenage years, and the release of his self-titled debut album.

The memoir will be recorded at TheBarn, Taylor's home studio in Western Massachusetts. The interviews will be conducted by long-time music journalist and former MTV executive Bill Flanagan.

"I've known Bill Flanagan and admired his writing forever," Taylor said in a statement. "So I was happy and relieved that he had agreed to help me gather my thoughts and edit this autobiography of my beginnings, the on-ramp to the road I've traveled ever since."

"A pitcher needs a catcher and a funny and intelligent collaborator can make you seem likewise," Taylor added. "To the best of my recollection, I never had much of a memory; but here's how I remember it…Did I say that already?"