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Pop music honour for Carole King

 
 
 
Pop music honour for Carole King

Carole King isn't done with music - not yet anyway.

The 71-year-old singer-songwriter known for such hits as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and You've Got A Friend was awarded a top prize for popular music at a concert Tuesday.

She received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress in the US and will be honoured by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Carole said it was a tremendous honour to be recognised at such an historic place with a place in history that she never would have expected. Carole is the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize. Previous recipients include Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon.

"It is yet another of the many important messages to young women that women matter, women make a difference," Carole said. "That popular music is recognised by the Library of Congress as being worthy of a place in history is especially significant to me."

A concert in Carole's honour at the White House will include performances by Gloria Estefan, Billy Joel, Jesse McCartney, Emeli Sande, James Taylor and Trisha Yearwood.

Last year, Carole hinted that she would like to retire from music as her memoir, A Natural Woman, began to sell. But since then, she's gone on tour in Australia and plans to sing at a benefit concert to support victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Now she plans to introduce a new song during the Gershwin Prize concert that she wrote with Hal David, entitled I Believe In Loving You. She said she plans to release it as a single next month as a tribute to David, who won the prize and died last year.

"I'm hoping that this will become a song that people will want to play at their weddings," she said. "It's so romantic. Hal is such a great writer, and his words live on forever."

 

Source: music.uk.msn.com
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