Dave Loggins

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Dave Loggins
Birth nameDavid Allen Loggins
Born (1947-11-10) November 10, 1947 (age 73)
Mountain City, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresPop, country
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
LabelsEpic Records, Vanguard Records

David Allen Loggins (born November 10, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

Musical career[edit]

Loggins is best known for his 1974 song composition "Please Come to Boston", which was a No. 5 popular music success (No. 1 Easy Listening) in the U.S. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995. He is the second cousin of singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins.[1]

Loggins also wrote the song "Pieces of April" for the band Three Dog Night, which was a Top 20 success during 1973. He has written material for Tanya Tucker, Restless Heart, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, Gary Morris, Billy Ray Cyrus, Alabama, Toby Keith, Don Williams, and the number one hits "Morning Desire" by Kenny Rogers and "You Make Me Want To Make You Mine" by Juice Newton. During 1984, he recorded "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do," a duet with Anne Murray, which scored number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Loggins and Murray were named Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards during 1985.[citation needed]

Loggins also composed the theme music "Augusta" that is used on broadcasts of The Masters Golf Tournament. "Augusta" was later released as part of a collection of songs about golf named The New Course Record. On this recording, Loggins shared the vocal duties with Birmingham-based singer and pianist Ray Reach. The arranging duties were shared by Don Hays and Ray Reach. Hays shared the producer's role with Dan Green and noted Nashville musician and producer Mike Chapman.[citation needed]

Before becoming a musician, Loggins was employed as a draftsman and as an insurance salesman.[citation needed]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
1972 Personal Belongings
  • Release date: February 1972
  • Label: Vanguard
1974 Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop)
  • Release date: October 1974
  • Label: Epic
53 74
1976 Country Suite
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: Epic
1977 One Way Ticket to Paradise
  • Release date: October 1977
  • Label: Epic
1979 David Loggins
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Epic
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


12-inch Single: Ship in a Bottle/One Way Ticket to Paradise twin-sided whiteLabel Promo AS385 9:04
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
1972 "Claudia" Personal Belongings
1973 "Think'n of You"
1974 "Please Come to Boston" 5 1 4 47 Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop)
"Someday" 57 83
"Girl from Knoxville"
1976 "Movin' to the Country" Country Suite
"Savior of My Natural Life"
1977 "Ship in a Bottle" One Way Ticket to Paradise
"One Way Ticket to Paradise"
"Three Little Words (I Love You)"
1978 "So Much for Dreams" Our Winning Season (soundtrack)
1979 "The Fool in Me" David Loggins
"Pieces of April" 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Bubbling US AC US Country CAN CAN AC CAN Country
1984 "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" Anne Murray 3 10 1 79 1 1 Heart Over Mind
1985 "Just as Long as I Have You" Gus Hardin 72 52 DueTs RCA CPL1-7130
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Campbell, Bill. "Dave Loggins". Allmusic. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 180. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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