Obama hosting show presenting Carole King with Gershwin Award
posted at 5/17/2013 4:19 PM EDT
Singer/Songwriter Carole King is getting a well deserved Gershwin award for her contributions to the music industry.She has written or co-written such hits as
The Loco-Motion - Little Eva
Pleasent Valley Sunday -Monkees
Chains - Beatles
You make me feel like a natural woman - Aretha Franklin
I'm into something good - Herman Hermits
You've got a friend - James Taylor
She also had the Grammy for the #1 album of 1971 with "Tapestry".It also held the #1 spot on the Billboard top 10 for 15 straight weeks.It's,IMHO,is probably the greatest album ever by a female artist.It had such hits as" It's too late","So far away" "Smackwater Jack", and my personal favorite "I feel the Earth move".There isn't a bad song on it.If you've never heard it,I strongly suggest you give it a listen.
I feel the Earth move:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House next week for singer-songwriter Carole King.
She's the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress.
The White House says Obama will present the award to King during a concert Wednesday. The program will include performances by King, Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sande, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.
King's hits during five decades of songwriting include "You've Got a Friend," ''So Far Away" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman."
Wednesday's concert will be the latest in the "In Performance at the White House" series. It will be streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov , and broadcast nationally by PBS stations on May 28.