Justin Timberlake spent New Year’s with James Taylor

Kim Taylor

Justin Timberlake and James Taylor play a duet in the kitchen at a party in Big Sky, Montana.

By Globe Staff 

We know of one person who might have details about Justin Timberlake’s new album, “Man of the Woods.”

He is also a man of the woods (the Berkshires), and his name is James Taylor.


The two men known as JT were together on New Year’s Eve, both mingling at the same event in Big Sky, Montana. We’re told that Timberlake referred to Taylor as the “OGJT.” Timberlake has acknowledged Taylor as the first JT before; in 2013 he tweeted, “Carole King and James Taylor (the FIRST JT!) on PBS Live at the Troubadour is giving me life right now. #MasterMusicians.”

Timberlake announced Tuesday that his new album will be out Feb. 2. His last albums were “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2,” released in 2013.