Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year on January 24th in recognition of her creative accomplishments and charitable work. In addition to her continuously evolving musical career, Carole is involved with a number of political causes as well as environmental organizations which support forest ecosystem protection.
“We are honored to celebrate Carole King as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation. “Her contributions as a songwriter and performer have truly changed the landscape of pop music, and her philanthropy speaks volumes about her generosity and personal passions. We are also grateful to the extraordinary artists who have announced their desire to be a part of what will undoubtedly be a magical and inspiring evening.”
James Taylor, Bette Midler, Steven Tyler, The Dixie Chicks, Lady Gaga and Jason Mraz will perform in King’s honor at the benefit gala dinner on January 24th, with proceeds supporting MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
Earlier this year, King became the first woman to be honored with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress for her lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding.