LENOX — Country-pop crossover singer-songwriter Taylor Swift will be the guest star during James Taylor’s July 2 show at Tanglewood, sources confirmed to The Eagle on Monday.
Swift — named the Country Music Association’s 2011 Entertainer of the Year as well as the American Music Award’s Artist of the Year — is a longtime fan as were her parents, who named her after him.
Taylor first met Swift five years ago, before her breakout as a major performer, at a New York City benefit where they were both singing. She invited him to perform with her as a surprise guest last Nov. 22 at the final sold-out concert of her 2011 “Speak Out” world tour at Madison Square Garden.
Speak Now Tour Final Bows - 11/22/11 MSG, New York
Taylor Swift and James Taylor sing “Fire and Rain” and “Fifteen” - New York City, Madison Square Garden 11/22/11