Is The Time For Kenny Loggins
New CD Includes Remake Of Classic "A Love Song"
Kenny Loggins' career spans three decades and he's
a two-time Grammy winner.
He also has a new CD out, called "How About Now."
It includes a remake of the classic 1973 Loggins and Messina
ballad, "A Love Song."
Earlier this month, Loggins was inducted into Hollywood's
"It was interesting," Loggins told co-anchor Julie
Chen on The Early Show Thursday. "I used to live near
there when I was a kid, and buy my guitar strings from Guitar
Center, which is like the sponsor of the Rock Walk.
"And now my hand prints are there!"
Asked what inspired "How About Now," Loggins said,
"I think the Loggins and Messina reunion tour two summers
ago was a major factor for me. I found myself back singing
those songs that I wrote when I was 19 and 20 years old, and
back with the acoustic guitar, and I wanted to make a record
that felt like that."
Eleven of the album's dozen songs are original, based on
journals he's kept during the past three years, including
while on that tour.
Loggins' son, Crosby, performs on one of the CD's songs.
"That's something I've been wanting to do. He's been
ducking it. He's 26 and avoiding me as much as possible. But
I got him. I wrote a song with Richard Marx called 'I'll Remember
Your Name,' which is very much a father-and-son song, so I
thought it was appropriate for my son to sing on the backgrounds."