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Carole King is MusiCares person of the year

September 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carole King will be honored as the MusiCares person of the year during the 2014 Grammy Awards week.

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

Previous honorees include Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and Neil Young.

The fundraiser for the academy’s charitable foundation will be Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, two nights before the Grammy Awards.

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 honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s ceremony.

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