JamesTaylor.com released via email and on their website their August newsletter, which includes a video featuring the recording of “(I’m A) Road Runner” for the upcoming Covers album, scheduled for a September 30th release. There’s also an additional video, which has been posted to YouTube, of James Taylor, his wife Caroline and twin sons Henry and Rufus exploring the Virginia National Wildlife Refuge back in May, with “Country Road” used as the soundtrack:
The newsletter also includes an interview with James about the preservation of the migratory songbirds’ habitat in Virginia, as well as information on upcoming promotional appearances in support of Covers. James will be appearing on local ABC, CBS and NBC stations for a simultaneous live televised event Stand Up To Cancer on Friday, September 5, 8 PM ET. James and his Band of Legends will then appear live on QVC to perform songs from the album on Friday, September 12, 5 PM ET and then again at 9:30 PM ET.
The newsletter also includes an announcement that One Man Band has been certified Gold, having sold 500,000 units as of April 4, 2008, as determined by the RIAA. The TV broadcast of the DVD disc has been nominated for an EMMY for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special. The 60th EMMY Awards will air on ABC, Sunday, September 21, 8 PM. No word yet on whether James will attend the Awards show.