President Barack Obama talks with Garth Brooks, who was presented with the “Grammy on the Hill Award” for his leadership in advancing the rights of music makers, in the Oval Office, April 14, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Singer James Taylor tries out the podium in the news briefing room at the White House after being presented the 2010 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama during ceremonies at the White House, March 2
…Taylor, a big fan of “The West Wing,” mentioned volunteering on the Obama campaign in North Carolina in 2008, and he called the president “a remarkable leader”.
He said he is a big fan of the president and the “so remarkable” first lady Michelle Obama.
“I think the administration has been almost too modest in their accomplishments…I’m hoping that the American public understands who we’ve got here, what we’ve got in this president and what a remarkable leader and chance it is for the country.”