Tennessee born singer-songwriter Dave Loggins has had his songs recorded by a long list of music stars such as Alabama, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Wynonna Judd and many others, earning himself recognition by the Nashville Songwriters' Hall Of Fame.
His professional career began in the early 1970s, when he relocated to Nashville and signed a deal with MCA Music Publishing. In 1971, Loggins scored his first Top 10 hit on the Pop charts, when Three Dog Night recorded "Pieces Of April." The following year, Loggins signed his first recording deal with Vanguard Records. In 1972, he released his debut album, "Personal Belongings," which was followed in 1974 by "Apprentice in a Musical Workshop." The latter album included a moving sentimental ballad that would soon define his career. "Please Come To Boston" sailed up the Pop charts, earning Loggins a Grammy Nomination for best male vocal performance. But these accomplishments were just the beginning...
1947--Born in Mountain City, TN
1970--Moved to Nashville
1971--Signed contract with MCA Music Publishing Co.
1971--First top 10 hit (pop charts), "Pieces of April," recorded by Three Dog Night
1972--Signed first recording deal with Vanguard Records
1974--Released "Please Come to Boston" which went to #5 on the pop charts
1975--Grammy Nomination (Male Performance) for "Please Come to Boston"
1982--Wrote theme for the Masters Golf Tournament (Longest Running Sports Theme in History)
1984--Grammy Nomination for Song of the Year "40 Hour Week for a Livin'"
1985--Recorded "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" as a duet with Anne Murray; song went to #1 on the country charts and CMA Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.
1985--Grammy Nomination for Vocal Duo for "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"
1987--Triple Play Award Winner (Three Consecutive Years of Three Number One Songs, Each Year)
1987--ASCAP\Country Songwriter of the Year
1993--Grammy Nomination for Country Song of the Year "She Is His Only Need"
1995--Inducted into the NSAI Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriting Catalog Highlights:
"Please Come to Boston" - Artists: Dave Loggins
"Forty Hour Week" - Co-writer: Lisa Silver, Don Schlitz, Artists: Alabama
"She Is His Only Need" - Artists: Wynonna Judd
"Wheels" - Artists: Restless Heart
"Fast Movin' Train" - Artists: Restless Heart
"One Promise Too Late" - Artists: Reba McEntire
"Roll On Eighteen Wheeler" - Artists: Alabama
"She and I" - Artists: Alabama
"Morning Desire" - Artists: Kenny Rogers
"You Make Me Wanna Make You Mine" - Artists: Juice Newton
"We've Got a Good Fire Goin'" - Artists: Don Williams
"Maggie's Dream" - Co-writer: Lisa Silver, Artists: Don Williams
"Heartbeat In the Darkness" - Co-writer: Russell Smith, Artists: Don Williams
"Just As Long As I Have You" - Co-writer: J.D. Martin, Artists: Don Williams
"Makin' Up For Lost Time" (The Dallas Lovers' Song) - Co-writer: Gary Morris, Artists: Crystal Gayle & Gary Morris
"Pieces of April" - Artists: Three Dog Night
*Recipient of 25 ASCAP awards
*53 songs were written or cowritten by Dave Loggins and recorded by 35 different artists.