Loggins gets "Footloose" with Shelton
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
– Blake Shelton invited Kenny Loggins to join him during a performance of the classic hit Footloose
as the opening song for the 45th Annual CMA Awards next Wednesday in Nashville.
Written by Loggins and Dean Pitchford as the title song for the motion picture of the same name, "Footloose" was a number 1 hit for Loggins for 3 weeks in 1984. With the remake of the movie currently in theaters, Shelton is moving up the charts with his versio.n
Loggins first received national attention as part of the duo Loggins & Messina with Jim Messina, achieving hits such as Your Mama Don't Dance and selling more than 16 million albums. As a songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote such classics as Danny's Song (a Top 10 hit on both the Billboard Country and Hot 100 charts for Anne Murray in 1972), A Love Song (also a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart for Murray in 1974), and What A Fool Believes (which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979 for co-writer Michael McDonald's band The Doobie Brothers).
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