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My Conversation With Kenny Loggins

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Monday night on PBS, I sit down with two-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins, who stops by to talk about his new children's CD and picture book, Frosty the Snow Man.

How The Music Industry Has Changed For Kenny Loggins

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 11.29.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Logic, it turns out, isn't always the way to go, at least not for Kenny Loggins. Had he listened to that particular little voice in...

Promise to My Nana

Georgia Middleman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

When I was 12 years old, my grandmother used to say to me, "You keep singing, Little Girl, and you're gonna make it. I want to live long enough to see you on that 'Tonight Show' with Johnny Carson. OK?"

Normal Vision Man

Gary Burr | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Gary Burr

When I was in the second grade I had one burning desire: I wanted a super power. I was 6 and I really, REALLY needed a super power.

How I Ended Up 'Married' To Two Men

Georgia Middleman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

You could kind of say that by being in this band, I'm married to two men. I have to trust them implicitly or this project simply will not work. The three of us fight and have our moments of not getting our way... we huff and we puff but in the end, we collectively decide what is best for our project and THAT'S what we end up doing.

My Embarrassing Encounters With The Rich And Famous

Gary Burr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Gary Burr

In my life and career I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet famous people and you know what? It rarely goes well. I remember occasions where meeting my idols brought me more embarrassment than awe.

Burn It

Georgia Middleman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I remember the day I quit waitressing. I loved that restaurant because it was run by management who cared about their employees. I told my boss, "I'm really excited about being a professional songwriter but I want you to know that I'm holding on to my waitress uniform, just in case things don't work out." And what he said, I'll never forget.

Blue Sky Riders: Music for the Rest of Us Part Deux

Ilene Angel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

"Why," you might ask, "am I so invested in the outcome of this band?" Well, besides genuinely loving what they do, I would like to live in a world that values honest to goodness talent.

How I Ended Up Playing A Gig For Winnie The Pooh

Gary Burr | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

We have always known in our heads what being a brand-new band on the road would be like, but we are starting to actually experience it now and it is daunting! No radio station is apparently too small or newspaper interview too early in the morning to turn down.

'Looking Back, I Couldn't Believe How Far I'd Come'

Georgia Middleman | Posted 10.20.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I was enjoying the beautiful scenery when about 12 minutes into it, I suddenly looked up and realized I was coming upon a huge mountain in front of me. As I got closer and closer, my heart started pounding and I started feeling very anxious. Why? Because I didn't have a view anymore.

Getting Used Center Stage After Playing Sideman To Roger Daltrey And Other Stars

Gary Burr | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

I have had a lot of chances to know what it feels like to be Spock to a lot of amazing Kirks. I have toured as part of Carole King's Living Room Tour and stood to Ringo's left as part of the Roundheads. I am now in a band where I am one of three people at the front of the stage.

WATCH: Kenny Loggins And The Blue Sky RIders Perform 'Dream'

Posted 07.24.2012 | Fifty

Our own Huff/Post50 bloggers Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr of the Blue Sky Riders made an appearance on "Good Day New York" Tuesday m...

The Twisted And Dark Reason I Became A Musician

Gary Burr | Posted 09.20.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

What made me want to get into this business anyway? Was it the piles of easy money? (Still looking.) Was it the respect of the artistic community? (Gave up looking for that in 2003.) Or was it something more twisted and dark?

Moldy Bread and Flying Panties

Gary Burr | Posted 08.29.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

Total strangers are telling us intimate things about their lives -- friends and families lost, ambitions forgotten or found -- and all these stories end with them saying that something we wrote or sang gave them a gift: the knowledge that they are not alone, that solutions are out there.

Bullwinkle, The Beatles, Hippies And Other Thrills Of The '60s

Gary Burr | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

I had Bugs Bunny.....hell, even better than that...I had BULLWINKLE. Not a day goes by when I don't quote or reference something from Bugs or Bullwinkle and it always makes me and the person I am talking to (if they are the right age) smile knowingly. No one quotes the Jetsons or Teenage Ninja Turtles.

Gary Burr: What I Learned From Missing The Big One

Gary Burr | Posted 07.18.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

Thinking that the next song I write might always be the one that wins the lottery for me makes me either a) roll up my sleeves and throw myself into each day with a renewed sense of purpose, or b) cry softly into my pillow every morning, squeezing my eyes shut against the light streaming into my bedroom.

Why Collaborating On A Record Is Like Dressing A Baby

Gary Burr | Posted 06.27.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

Imagine three people have a baby. One of them wants to dress the baby up in a pair of blue pants. One of them wants to dress him up like a sailor. I want to dress him up in something frilly yet tasteful. That is what co-producing a record is like in the studio. Co-dressing a baby.

The Crazy Leap I Made When My Industry Changed Overnight

Gary Burr | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

That was a time when it felt like I would write a song on Monday, it was cut on Wednesday and by Friday it was on the radio. I liked those days very much. Very much indeed. Nothing stays the same.

Kenny Loggins: The Dream That Keeps Me Moving Forward

Kenny Loggins | Posted 05.30.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

What I now need in my life is to keep making music, to stay creative and follow the muse. There are no "laurels to rest upon." Not really. To feel productive and creative is my life-blood, and it sustains a sense of well-being that surpasses even the best endorphin high.

Kenny Loggins: The Advice I'm Glad I Ignored (Plus, Free Song Download)

Kenny Loggins | Posted 05.08.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Bobby, my old friend and trusted adviser on all-things-career-oriented, told me: "The hard truth is, you're just too old to start over." His "advice" was not easy to ignore, and I could feel the "sensible," scared part of me take his words way too far to heart.

How Kenny Loggins Learned To Redefine Success And Reinvent Himself

Kenny Loggins | Posted 04.25.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

There's a magic that comes with being aware you're "onto something" while you're onto it. It fills you with a strange sense of purpose that seems to invigorate the project and deepen the vision, even when you feel like all you've got is fireflies to follow.