President Barack Obama is putting on a show at the White House May 22,2013 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, Emeli Sande, James Taylor, Trisha Yearwood and our very own, Jesse McCartney, who had this to say about participating. ”Carole has been an important influence on me, as a friend and as a songwriter. I’m so honored and excited to be asked to join this incredible group of artists. It’s for sure the most special night of my career up until now.”
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 online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live, and broadcast nationally by PBS stations nationally on May 28.Check local listings.