Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan and James Taylor will help to honour legendary singer/songwriter Carole King at the White House next week (begs20May13) when she is feted with the prestigious Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

The You've Got a Friend hitmaker, 71, will make history on Wednesday (22May13) as she becomes the first woman to collect the Library of Congress award from U.S. President Barack Obama, and she will be saluted by number of top stars.

Joel, Estefan and Taylor will also be joined by country singer Trisha Yearwood, Scottish soul sensation Emeli Sande and pop star Jesse MCCartney at the Washington, D.C. event.

The ceremony will be streamed live online and will be broadcast on U.S. Tv on 28 May (13).

King has been on a career high of late - she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December (12) and was among the Lifetime Achievement honourees at the 2013 Grammy Awards.