Soft rock singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, Washington in 1948 but frequently relocated as a child, eventually settling in the Los Angeles area, where he began singing and playing guitar as a teenager. Kenny Loggins later became a staff writer for a music publishing company, joining forces with producer Jim Messina, who became his performing partner throughout much of the ’70s.

Kenny Loggins and Messina churned out a string of accessible gold and platinum albums during the first half of the decade, including the hit “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” but in 1976 Kenny Loggins struck out on his own.

His 1977 solo debut Celebrate Me Home continued the Kenny Loggins and Messina light rock/middle-of-the-road style and quickly went platinum, as did 1978’s Nightwatch and 1979’s Keep the Fire, which spawned the Grammy-winning hit single “This Is It.”

Unofficially know as “The King of Movie Soundtracks” Loggins contributing songs to the soundtracks of Caddyshack (“I’m Alright”), Footloose (“Footloose”), and Top Gun (“Danger Zone”).

After 1988’s Back to Avalon Kenny Loggins took a break from music to deal with personal issues, returning in 1991 with the adult contemporary hit Leap of Faith.
His 1993 live album Outside From the Redwoods emphasized Kenny Loggins’ growing commitment to the environment, while 1994’s kid-friendly Return to Pooh Corner pleased both children and their parents. Kenny Loggins’ latest album, 1997’s The Unimaginable Life, was prepared in conjunction with his wife, Julia, and deals with their relationship in a confessional manner.

Hit songs include:

  • Footloose
  • Danger Zone
  • Meet Me Half Way
  • Heart to Heart
  • Don’t Fight It
  • Forever
  • The Real Thing
  • Whenever I Call You “Friend”
  • I’m Alright
  • Nobody’s Fool
  • Conviction Of The Heart
  • If You Believe
  • This Is It
  • Heartlight
  • I Miss Us
  • Vox Humana
  • I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
  • With This Ring
  • Welcome To Heartlight
  • Return To Pooh Corner
  • Keep The Fire