Kenny Loggins has been many things over the past four decades: a guitar-slinger with psychedelic rock band The Electric Prunes, a young songwriter with a publishing deal, half of legendary country-rock duo Loggins & Messina, a massively successful solo artist, a sonic pioneer in smooth jazz, a reigning soundtrack superstar, and an enduring recording artist and live performer. Loggins’ commercial impact has been extraordinary—twelve of his albums have gone platinum and beyond. With a diverse catalog including hits “House At Pooh Corner,” “Danny’s Song,” “Celebrate Me Home,” “Footloose,” and “Danger Zone,” Loggins continues writing and playing songs, digging deep, and looking toward the next step.
The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when two veteran singer/songwriters worked on their first song together. When Kenny Loggins, one of the premiere voices in modern popular music joined forces with Gary Burr, one of Nashville’s most accomplished writers, on the well received 2008 release “How About Now” they felt they sounded like brothers when they sang together. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his music career, decided on the spot to form a band but wanted to add a third female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Winona Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride, among others. And Blue Sky Riders was born. All three veterans sing lead amid three-part harmonies, which makes Blue Sky Riders unique. Blue Sky Riders released their debut album, Finally Home, on their own record label, 3Dream Records, on January 29, 2013.