Carole King was honored on Wednesday night at the White House with the fifth Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to receive the award.
President Obama opened the evening with a statement on the tragedy in Oklahoma and followed calling King a “living legend” (see video below). King then took the stage to sing Beautiful from Tapestry before giving the stage over to a group of artists performing her music.
The Set List (We are still trying to determine the performer on two of the songs):
Beautiful – Carole King Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Emeli Sande Up on the Roof – James Taylor So Far Away – Trisha Yearwood Loco-Motion – Billy Joel Cryin’ in the Rain – James Taylor and TBD (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman – Emeli Sande Jazzman – Carole King I Believe in Loving You – Carole King I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King and James Taylor The show will be on PBS on May 28.