Carole King to Receive Songwriters Award

Carole King will receive the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the induction and awards ceremony on June 13.

"Carole King … is a gifted songwriter and performer," said Hal David, chairman of The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame. "I am so pleased that the Songwriters Hall of Fame will be recognizing her outstanding accomplishments at this year's event."

Stevie Wonder will receive a lifetime achievement award. Garth Brooks will be honored with the hitmaker award. The event will be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.

This year's inductees include Barry Manilow, Michael Jackson, Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Randy Newman and Sting.

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