Kenny Loggins to Publish Memoir, ‘Still Alright’

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Kenny Loggins is writing his memoir, Still Alright, coming June 14, 2022, from Hachette Books. The award-winning singer-songwriter is collaborating with author Jason Turbow.

From the Jan. 12 announcement: Loggins has released twelve platinum albums, and served as a pivotal figure in the folk-rock movement of the early ’70s when he paired with former Buffalo Springfield member Jim Messina. He recruited Stevie Nicks for the classic duet “Whenever I Call You ‘Friend,’” then pivoted to smooth rock in teaming up with Michael McDonald on their back-to-back Grammy-winning hits “What a Fool Believes” and “This Is It” (a seminal moment in the history of what would come to be known as Yacht Rock). In the ’80s, Loggins became the king of soundtracks with hit recordings for Caddyshack, Footloose, and Top Gun; and was one of the many superstar voices on the global hit, “We Are the World.”

In Still Alright, Loggins gives fans a candid and entertaining perspective on his life and career as one of the most noteworthy musicians of the 1970s and ’80s. He provides an abundance of compelling, insightful, and amusing behind-the-scenes tales. Loggins also addresses the challenges and obstacles of his life and work—including two marriages that ended in divorce; a difficult but motivating relationship with the older brother for which “Danny’s Song” is named; struggles with addiction; and the revelations of turning seventy—he turned 74 on Jan. 7—and coming to terms with his rock-star persona and his true self.

“Writing this book and piecing together the moments of my life has been a really eye-opening experience for me,” says Loggins. “It’s almost like therapy, to get to look at how honest I can be. How honest can I be about my motivations, my reactions to certain relationships and circumstances, what did I learn, and how did it affect my music.”

Loggins emerged with Loggins & Messina, one of the bestselling musical duos of the 1970s, with their six releases between 1971 and 1976 (plus three live albums and four compilations), counting for 16 million units sold. Loggins has released 14 solo records since then with more than 25 million albums sold, charted five top 10 singles, and won two Grammy Awards for “What a Fool Believes” and “This Is it,” and received one Academy Award nomination for “Footloose.”

Related: Our Album Rewind of Loggins & Messina’s On Stage

Turbow is the author of several books on Major League Baseball. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and SI.com, among many publications.

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