39 Facts About Kenny Loggins


Kenneth Clark Loggins was born on January 7,1948 and is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.


Kenny Loggins's early soundtrack contributions date back to A Star Is Born in 1976, and he is known as the King of the Movie Soundtrack.


Finally Home was released in 2013, shortly after Kenny Loggins formed the group Blue Sky Riders with Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman.


Kenny Loggins won a Daytime Emmy Award, two Grammy Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award, a Tony Award and a Golden Globe Award.


Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, Washington, the youngest of three brothers.


Kenny Loggins's father, Robert George Loggins, was a salesman of English and Irish ancestry, while his mother, Lina, was a homemaker of Italian descent, from Avezzano.


Kenny Loggins attended San Gabriel Mission High School, graduating in 1966.

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Kenny Loggins formed a band, The Second Helping, that released three singles during 1968 and 1969 on Viva Records.


Greg Shaw described the efforts as "excellent punky folk-pop records" that were written by Kenny Loggins who was likely to be the bandleader and singer as well; Shaw included "Let Me In" on both Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 2 and the Pebbles, Volume 9 CD.


In 1977, Kenny Loggins produced his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, which included the successful song "I Believe in Love", originally sung by Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born.


Kenny Loggins followed that in 1979 with Keep the Fire and in 1982 with High Adventure.


Kenny Loggins co-wrote the song "What a Fool Believes" with Michael McDonald.


Kenny Loggins' version was released first, but the Doobie Brothers' version achieved greater success, reaching No 1 on the pop chart and earning Kenny Loggins and McDonald the 1980 Grammy for Song of the Year.


Kenny Loggins performed as a member of USA for Africa on the famine-relief fundraising single "We Are the World", which led to an appearance performing "Footloose" at the Philadelphia leg of the July 13,1985, Live Aid famine-relief dual-venue charity concert and global television broadcast.


In 1991, Kenny Loggins recorded and produced Leap of Faith, which included the single "Conviction of the Heart".


On Earth Day 1995, Kenny Loggins performed at The National Mall in Washington, DC, before a live audience of 500,000.


In 1997, Kenny Loggins released the album The Unimaginable Life, based on a book he co-wrote with his then-wife Julia.


Kenny Loggins scored a No 1 single on the Billboard AC chart in 1997 with "For the First Time".


In 2007 Kenny Loggins joined the new recording company 180 Music for the release of his album How About Now.


In 2009 Kenny Loggins recorded a new children's album, All Join In, but it was not released due to complications with his record company.


In 2011 Kenny Loggins performed a short tour in South East Asia including Manila, Philippines and Singapore.


Kenny Loggins stopped by the Eddie and Jobo Show in Chicago to talk about his music, his personal life and what kind of show you can expect from him.


In January 2017 Kenny Loggins was featured with McDonald on Thundercat's single "Show You the Way".


Kenny Loggins made a cameo appearance as himself in episode 1 of season 3 of the television show Grace and Frankie.


In October 2018, Kenny Loggins received the inaugural Music Icon Award at the San Diego International Film Festival.

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Kenny Loggins is a member of Blue Sky Riders, a country music trio featuring Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman.


Kenny Loggins appears in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V playing himself as the host of an in-game radio station called Los Santos Rock Radio.


Kenny Loggins lends the songs "Danger Zone" and "I'm Free " and sings station jingles.


In 2014, Kenny Loggins appeared as himself in the episode "Baby Shower" of the fifth season of the animated comedy series Archer.


In 2018, Kenny Loggins lent his voice to a caricature of himself on the animated comedy series Family Guy, in the episode titled "Veteran Guy".


Kenny Loggins voiced himself in 2019 in "Yacht Rocky" from season 18 and in 2021 in the episode "80's Guy" from season 20.


Kenny Loggins was married to Eva Ein from 1978 to 1990; they had three children: Crosby, Cody and Isabella.


In 2007, the oldest, Crosby Kenny Loggins, produced his first CD, We All Go Home.


In 2008 Crosby Kenny Loggins was voted the winner of the MTV reality show Rock the Cradle.


When Kenny Loggins experienced health problems in 1982, he was referred to Julia Cooper, a colon therapist.


Kenny Loggins then had one child and his wife was pregnant with their second.


Kenny Loggins's divorce was made final in 1990; he and Cooper married in July 1992.


Kenny Loggins has a home in the hills north of Santa Barbara, California, and has lived there for several decades.


Kenny Loggins is known locally as a generous fundraiser for numerous charities.