Musicares Foundation honors musicians who are as committed to making the world a better place as they are to music. In 2006 James Taylor was the musician honored. Taylor's career began in 1968 on The Beatles' Apple Records label. His baritone is one of the most recognizable in music. This coupled with his skillful guitar playing made this man an instant superstar. He was previously inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
Many different musicians and celebrities gathered at the gala to perform and pay tribute to James Taylor. This night of music and tribute involved musicians and celebrities as diverse as India.Arie, Cheech Marin and The Dixie Chicks. There is an audience of 2,000 people at the event including Nicole Kidman and Terence Howard. Both Cheech Marin and former President Bill Clinton give introductions at the tribute. Jimmy Buffet does a funny video tribute. This kind of talent does not assemble everyday and there is not one disappointing performance on the DVD.
1) Shower the People – The Dixie Chicks
2) Rainy Day Man – Bonnie Raitt
3) Secret O' Life – India.Arie
4) Mexico – Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow and David Crosby
5) You Can Close Your Eyes – Sting
6) Everybody Has the Blues – Taj Mahal and Dr. John
7) Carolina On My Mind – Alison Krauss and Gerry Douglas
8) Country Road – Keith Urban
9) Millworker – Bruce Springsteen
10) You've Got A Friend – Carole King
11) Shed A Little Light – James Taylor
12) How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
13) Fire and Rain – James Taylor