Carole King

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Since living in Nashville, I have gotten to hear tons of amazing singers and songwriters. One of my all-time favorites is Carole King. She doesn’t live in Nashville, but when she came to the Bluebird Café to play with some of her favorite songwriters, I was lucky enough to be there. I said hi but couldn’t think of anything else good to say. I was like a nervous teenager. I did take a picture of her set-list (see above). “Friend” or “You’ve Got a Friend” is one of my all-time favorite songs ever. I think most people know James Taylor’s version, but Carole wrote it. It’s such a great song. I think what I like about her writing is you feel what she feels. She hurts, you hurt. She loves, you love. Her melodies are incredible, too. I think songwriters who play keyboard/piano write some of the most beautiful melodies. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to Carole King’s “Tapestry” album, you should definitely check it out! Let me know who your musical favorites are!