Saturday, June 20, 2015

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Spin Their Favorite James Taylor Songs on SiriusXM

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood to Spin Their Favorite James Taylor Songs on SiriusXM:

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood photographed on April 12, 2015.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood photographed on April 12, 2015.

Ben Kreps
You just might hear a Nashville power couples on the SiriusXM airwaves this weekend -- but not as recording artists. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be hosting special guest DJ session on James Taylor's limited-run SiriusXM channel. They played their 10 favorite James Taylor songs -- ranging from the 1970s to Taylor's latest album Before This World.

Both artists have long proclaimed Taylor as one of their major influences, with the pop icon helping induct Brooks into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012. The radio special is part of a special weekend of Taylor programming, designed to promote the new disc, which is headed for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. Taylor performed at the Apollo Theater for a private, exclusive concert for SiriusXM listeners on Tuesday. The concert aired live nationwide on SiriusXM's James Taylor Channel, Taylor's limited-run SiriusXM channel.

Taylor also sat down for a Q&A session at the New York SiriusXM studios as part of the "Town Hall" series. The Q&A session, hosted by Bob Costas, featured Taylor discussing his new project with a select group of listeners.

Brooks and Yearwood's guest DJ playlist on James Taylor's SiriusXM channel:

1. "Walking Man"
2. "Secret O' Life"
3. "Copperline"
4. "Steamroller Blues"
5. "Something in the Way She Moves"
6. "Wild Mountain Thyme"
7. "Today Today Today"
8. "Her Town Too"
9. "Mockingbird"
10. "Sailing to Philadelphia"

The special will air Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on James Taylor's SiriusXM's James Taylor Channel: channel 17.