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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: Singer-songwriter Carole King speaks after being awarded by U.S. President Barack Obama the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the White House on May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song recognizes artists for lifetime achievements in musical expression.
I am so thankful to live in this country, where reading history and the arts were valued so much in the 1800s that the American people and the elected government created a national library. I’m honored to be recognized by the Library of Congress as the fifth recipient and first woman, as has been stated ... I can’t say it enough. I am so excited.
The selection is made by the Library of Congress in consultation with a board that is both credible and broad enough in scope to represent the full spectrum of popular song. Board members may include but need not be limited to scholars, producers, performers, music critics, songwriters, and subject specialists within and outside the Library of Congress.
The selection is made by the Library of Congress in consultation with a board that is both credible and broad enough in scope to represent the full spectrum of popular song. Board members may include but need not be limited to scholars, producers, performers, music critics, songwriters, and subject specialists within and outside the Library of Congress.More quotes »
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