Carole King http://nwpr.org en For Carole King, Songwriting Is A 'Natural' Talent http://nwpr.org/post/carole-king-songwriting-natural-talent-0 <em>This interview was originally broadcast on <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/11/150418594/for-carole-king-songwriting-is-a-natural-talent">April 11, 2012</a>.</em><p>Carole King initially found it extremely difficult to navigate the social hierarchies of high school. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter was a few years younger than her fellow classmates and was often dismissed as being "cute."<p>"And it was like, no, I don't want to be cute, I want to be beautiful and smart," she tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. "And that wasn't happening, and then I connected through music. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:03:00 +0000 editor 30115 at http://nwpr.org