Carole King to Be Saluted by Billy Joel, James Taylor and More at the White House on Tuesday
Photo: James O'MaraThe stars are coming out for Carole King this coming week. On Tuesday, she'll be saluted in Washington, D.C., by the likes of Billy Joel, James Taylor, Gloria Estefan...and President Obama.
King is the first woman ever to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which is given annually to a composer for his or her contributions to popular music. According to USA Today, during a ceremony at the Library of Congress, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will get to hang out with the president and first lady, and she'll be treated to performances by Patti Austin, Michael Feinstein and Colbie Caillat, among others.
Then, during another ceremony at the White House, King's good friend James Taylor, as well as Joel, Estefan, rising British pop star Emeli Sandé, country star Trisha Yearwood and actor/singer Jesse McCartney, will all pay tribute to her.
The event will be streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov/live starting at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday. PBS will air the show May 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
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