James Taylor will be playing five free concerts in North Carolina as he tours the state to support Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Taylor has concerts scheduled in Charlotte, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Wilmington beginning Sunday. Raised in Chapel Hill, Taylor has at times used his musical celebrity to highlight political candidates in North Carolina.
The five-time Grammy Award-winner will encourage Obama supporters to get out and vote early. One-stop voting begins in North Carolina on Thursday.
Obama has been heavily investing in North Carolina to try and swing a state that hasn't voted for a Democratic president since 1976.
Republican rival John McCain has been increasing his presence here to defend the state.