At some point I'm going to do a huge James Taylor post. I LOVE him, a LOT. Apple Corps. did plenty of dumb things but one of the smartest things they ever did was give Taylor his first recording contract. Thank you, Paul McCartney. This version was nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance but lost out to John Mayer.
The following year (2010) Jimmy Webb released Just Across the River, an album of songs he'd written for other people (though he wisely skipped a disco rendition of "MacArthur Park"). Friends and colleagues who helped out included Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson and Billy Joel on piano on this gorgeous version.
The definitive version, of course, is Glen Campbell's. Campbell recorded two other Webb songs, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Galveston," but this song is his most requested. Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's early in 2011 and he's planning a farewell tour before he retires. He was recently on The Ellen Degeneres Show and performed this at her request. His performance starts at about 1:44.
Have a good Monday.