Carole King named MusiCares person of the year

Carole King, pictured in May 2013.
Carole King, pictured in May 2013. Getty Images

LOS ANGELES – Carole King will be honoured as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that King will be saluted by performers Lady Gaga, the Dixie Chicks, Bette Midler, Steve Tyler, James Taylor and Jason Mraz. More performers will be announced later.

The fundraiser for the academy’s charitable foundation will be held Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, two nights before the Grammy Awards. Previous honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Neil Young.

A songwriter and performer with scores of hits from “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” to “You’ve Got a Friend,” King has won four Grammy Awards and was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s ceremony.

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