Carole King: Early Influences

January 21, 2014 -- 12:45 pm PST

The above is an excerpt from a full-length interview with 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King was conducted by television personality and author Willie Geist. A print version of the interview will be published in the official 56th GRAMMY Awards program book.

King will be honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year on Jan. 24 at a special tribute concert and dinner in Los Angeles, recognizing her accomplishments as an artist and humanitarian. A star-studded lineup will perform in tribute to King, including Sara Bareilles, Louise Goffin, Amy Grant, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Miguel, Pink, James Taylor, Steven Tyler, and will.i.am, among others.

MusiCares' mission is to ensure that music people have a compassionate place to turn in times of need while focusing the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. You can learn more about MusiCares at GRAMMY.org.

Visit GRAMMY.com on Jan. 25 for a full recap, photos and video interviews from the MusiCares Person of the Year gala.

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