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." After the obligatory double-live album, Kenny
Loggins returned with 1982's High Adventure and 1985's Vox Humana, at the same time 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.