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Kenny Loggins

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.

Let's Start a Band

Kenny Loggins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Suddenly, I had a new musical style, a new band behind me and by the end of the year, a new marriage. I was ten feet tall and bullet-proof and, like most young, stupidly successful musicians, I just naturally assumed it would all last forever.

Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr Share Their Passion for the Environment

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

I interviewed Kenny Loggins and Gary Burr of Blue Sky Riders about their thoughts on environmental issues prior to their upcoming performance at EcoWatch's fourth annual Green Gala on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum.

'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.

Kenny Loggins: 'I Finally Understand What I Wished For As A Young Man'

Kenny Loggins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

I finally understand what I wished for as a young man in Pasadena, as a rock star in the '80s and again as a grown man starting over again in 2012... It's the whole enchilada: nerves, tears and all. This is exactly what success feels like.

Life Is Funny

Georgia Middleman | Posted 10.01.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

Life is funny, ya know? Mine sure is. Let me show you what I mean... I'm in NYC with Blue Sky Riders. We've just finished our set at City Winery, ope...

Blue Sky Riders: Music for the Rest of Us

Ilene Angel | Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

Where's the new music for grownups? Until now, we have been relegated to oldies concerts with perpetual re-releases of the same songs we already know -- not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just that it's not enough.

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?

This IS A Band!

Kenny Loggins | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

How do we find a new way to collaborate that honors each of our creative urges, while keeping this production within our modest budget? After all, this ain't "Dark Side of the Moon," ya know.

Powerful Stories Of Life's Little Victories

Georgia Middleman | Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

Thanks to "Little Victories" we get to hear so many heartfelt stories after our shows. We're always blown away that we were able to break through for one small moment, to help somebody forget their pain, or at least remember that they're not alone.

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.

One More Time, With Feeling

Kenny Loggins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

There are 55,578 new bands arriving onto "the music scene" each week, (I'm guessing here...), all young and gorgeous, all talented beyond belief, (well not ALL, necessarily), but all vying for the same shot: for your attention, your imagination, and your hard earned cash. So what am I doing here, now, at my age, still wanting you to sing along?

When You Follow Your Passion, Everything Gets Better

Georgia Middleman | Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I once met a man who said he wanted desperately to be a songwriter but "unfortunately, I have a family in Oklahoma to support so it is NEVER going to happen." He said it with such bitterness that I felt so sad for that family. Don't people know that if there's something you want to do with your life, there's no reason you can't find a way to do it on some level?

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.

How To Find The Soundtrack For Our Lives

Kenny Loggins | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Music kept us strong through personal adversities, and we even used music at the funerals of our loved ones, too many now to mention. I myself heard "Celebrate Me Home" at my own brother's funeral; a moment I never could have anticipated nor will ever forget.

The Rejection Letter That Renewed My Sense Of Purpose

Georgia Middleman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I moved to Nashville in 1992 and stood in line at the famous Bluebird Café to sing one verse and chorus of a song for a panel of judges. If it goes well, you are asked to come back to play three songs several months later. The results would come in a letter a few weeks later.

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.

Creative Reinvention: Learning To Share More Than Ideas

Kenny Loggins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Gary, and I are just two very different personalities in this situation: He watches the budget, I ignore it. He likes stability and firm ground to stand on, I like the fluidity of change and invention. Gary says, "What's wrong with how it IS?!" I say, "Nothing. I just think it could be better!"

My First Nashville Recording Session: The Stunning Lesson I'll Never Forget

Georgia Middleman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I remember my first recording session in Nashville. I had written an uptempo song that I thought was a smash. As I was directing the band, the piano player/band leader said, "You know, this is really a ballad." I was stunned. And I was too intimidated to speak up for myself.

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.

Kenny Loggins: What I Found In The Ashes Of The Jesusita Fire

Kenny Loggins | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

As I rode my bike through the fire-ravaged hills, I was amazed to see a few small sprigs of green reaching out from the trunks of the seemingly devastated, blackened oak trees along the way.

Why I Put Myself In 'Uncomfortable Situations'

Georgia Middleman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

I just got off stage tonight. My voice was shot, allergies were getting the best of me, but it didn't even matter. I remembered why I love music so much in the first place: because it makes me feel alive.

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.