MusiCares Person of the Year: Carole King


photo by Elissa Kline

FOUR-TIME GRAMMY WINNER CAROLE KING HONORED AS 2014 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR

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Carole King was honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Proceeds from the 24th annual benefit gala dinner and concert provide essential support for MusiCares.

Multi-GRAMMY-winning artists the Zac Brown, Stuart Duncan, Jakob Dylan, Amy Grant, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz, Jennifer Nettles, Pink, LeAnn Rimes, Tom Scott, James Taylor, Steven Tyler and will.i.am; multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning artist Gloria Estefan; multi-Latin GRAMMY-winning artists Jesse & Joy; GRAMMY-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Miguel, and Train; women from 20 Feet From Stardom, Mindi Abai, Sara Bareilles, Louise Goffin, Martina McBride, Leah McFall, Kacey Musgraves, Raining Jane, and Trombone Shorty performed in her honor. Music industry veterans Lou Adler, Martin Bandier, and Rob Light along with artist James Taylor were tribute chairs. Composer and arranger Robbie Kondor was the evening's musical director.

King was honored as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year in recognition of her extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as her significant charitable work, which has included an impressive range of philanthropic activities over the years. In addition to her continuously evolving musical career, King is actively involved with environmental organizations in support of forest wilderness preservation as well as a range of political causes. 

The 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year gala began with a reception and silent auction offering an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests. The reception and silent auction were followed by dinner, the award presentation and a star-studded tribute concert. The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute ceremony is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week.

MusiCares would like to thank the following table sponsors:

  • ACM Lifting Lives
  • Lou Adler
  • AEG Live
  • Apogee Digital
  • ASCAP
  • Barth Foundation
  • Cathi & John Bendheim
  • Betty Bennett & Bob Clearmountain
  • Berklee College of Music
  • BET Networks
  • Bill Silva Entertainment/Jason Mraz
  • Billboard
  • BMI
  • Capitol Music Group
  • Caron Foundation/Cirque Lodge
  • CBS
  • Chop Shop Music Group
  • Cirque Lodge
  • Citrin Cooperman
  • City National Bank
  • Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
  • Concord Music Group
  • Cooper Family Foundation
  • Country Music Association
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Credit Suisse
  • Cumberland Heights
  • Curtom Classics
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Lauren Shuler Donner & Richard Donner
  • Eagle Rock Entertainment
  • Electronic Arts
  • The Engdahl/Deem Group
  • Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman
  • Susan Genco/Scott Pascucci
  • Gibson Foundation
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • Haber Corporation/Vector Management
  • Harrisongs
  • Honda Center
  • IBM
  • ICM
  • King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner LLP
  • Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
  • Live Nation
  • Loeb & Loeb

MusiCares would like to thank the following auction donors:

  • Abanara Skin Asthetics
  • Amrita Singh Jewelry
  • Imanta Resorts
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Zhenya Gershman
  • Loree Rodkin
  • Point de Vue Salon
  • Evo
  • Destination Sama
  • Los Angeles Laser Skincare
  • David Barton Gym
  • Nelson J Salon