Take a moment to imagine what it would be like to be a famous musician, making great music, for fifty plus years. That is exactly what singer/songwriter Carole King has done over the course of her career, and it seems she is finally getting some much deserved honors for both her work in the music industry, and her unceasing work with countless charities. You know, for all the reporting we do on modern pop culture, it is really nice to see a legend get the accolades they truly deserve.
Carole King is set to be awarded the MusicCares 2014 Person of the Year for her years of altruistic work with countless charities. This is set to follow up her “Lifetime Achievement” award she already received earlier this year by (of all people) The Library of Congress, and she has a Broadway show about her life opening up next Spring. It seems that many are coming to the realization just how integral a presence the musician has been to the world over the years.
She may have written her first hit when she was 17, but now you flip those numbers, realize she is 71, and you are even more impressed by the fact that she is still doing it, and probably will for the entirety of her life. Seems like we could all learn a thing or two from Carole King, and great to see the world standing up and recognizing her for talents and selflessness.