Carole King is the most successful female songwriter of the 20th century pop music era, with 118 chart hits. Tapestry, King’s 1971 solo album, took her to the pinnacle as a singer/songwriter with four Grammy Awards®. Tapestry remained the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter century. King went on to amass three other platinum and eight gold albums. Her awards and honors include Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, BMI Icon Award, The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, MusiCares Person of the Year and Kennedy Center Honoree. She has written a New York Times bestselling memoir and Beautiful the musical about her life became one of the top grossing Broadway musicals of all time. In addition to her continuously evolving musical career, King is actively involved with environmental organizations in support of wilderness preservation.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.