James Taylor’s ‘Before This World’ is his 17th studio record, and his first #1 record on the Billboard charts. These new songs were written over the last 2 years in a self –imposed seclusion in a friend’s apartment in Rhode Island. James has said that he didn’t feel he could write a new song unless he had an isolated, distraction-free environment in which to write. Recorded at his home studio, ‘Before This World’ was worth the 13 year wait since ‘October Road’ in 2002. Tune in to High Plains Morning this week to hear 'Before This World' in it's entirety.