James Taylor To Receive France's Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

August 30th, 2012 1:18pm EDT

James Taylor James Taylor has landed one of France's top cultural awards in honor of his lengthy music career.

Officials in the country have told the singer/songwriter he has been named as the latest recipient of the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, which recognizes individuals who have contributed to the arts.

A post on Taylor's website reads, "James has received word that the French government has conferred on him the distinguished honor of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters."

"The announcement will be followed by a private medal ceremony at a later date at the French Embassy in New York."

Previous recipients of the award include Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman.

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