Dave Loggins

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Dave Loggins
Birth nameDavid Allen Loggins
Born (1947-11-10) November 10, 1947 (age 76)
Mountain City, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresPop, country
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
Instrument(s)Vocals, 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] although they had never met until later in their professional careers.

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, Crystal Gayle, 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.[2]

One of Loggins' most famous musical compositions is "Augusta," which he wrote in 1981 while visiting The Augusta National Golf Club. The following year, CBS began using the song as a theme in its coverage each year of the Masters Golf Tournament.[3] In 1982, David Lasley released a cover version of Loggins’ “If I Had My Wish Tonight”, originally released by Loggins in 1979.[4]

Before becoming a musician, Loggins was employed as a draftsman and as an insurance salesman.[5]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
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


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 Country
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. ^ "Country Music Memories Anne Murray Makes History at the CMAs". The Boot. October 8, 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  3. ^ "Country Songwriter Dave Loggins Wrote the Masters Theme". Wide Open Country. October 2020. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "David Lasley". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  5. ^ "Dave Loggins - Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame". Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Dave Loggins - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2022.
  7. ^ 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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