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Honoring Carole King at the White House

Singer and songwriter Carole King, recipient of the 2013 Gershwin Prize for Popular song, reflects on her experience performing a concert at the White House.

Earlier this year, legendary singer and songwriter Carole King was honored at the White House as the recipient of the 2013 Gershwin Prize for Popular song. King is the first woman to receive the award, which was created in 2007 by the Library of Congress to recognize "the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture".

To mark the achievement, the President and First Lady hosted a concert in the East Room where King performed some of her hits alongside legendary recording artists including James Taylor, Billy Joel and Gloria Estefan. Watch King and longtime friend and collaborator James Taylor reflect on the event at the White House:

Past performances at the White House, including past Gershwin Award concerts, are viewable at WhiteHouse.Gov/performances