Dave Loggins

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Dave Loggins wrote and sang Please Come To Boston in 1974, peaked in the US at #5. Cousin of Kenny Loggins.

Where are they now?

Please Come To Boston has been covered by numerous artists over the years including Joan Baez, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers.

Loggins remains an active and successful country music songwriter, writing credits include Pick `Em Up and Lay `Em Down (performed by Toby Keith, Wynona Judd and a couple songs for Alabama .

50 responses to “Dave Loggins”

  1. L. M. Givens says:

    I could not/can not get tired of hearing, “Please Come to Boston.”
    Love that song!

  2. Betty Bourne says:

    Dave Loggins is a complicated artist. He reinvents himself. I have known him for many years. He was married to Cheryl and she was very young. ‘The Girl From Knoxville’ . He came here from Scotland at age 4. He attended school in Tennessee and went to college, majoring in the Arts. He has some health issues, but moved to Laurel Maryland under another name. He likes his privacy so he is free to write songs and loves playing music and singing. Thank you for your interest.

  3. Mindy Denver says:

    PCTB is my lullaby!! I play it every night as I drift off to sleep.!
    So extremely handsome with the voice of an angel!!

  4. Bob shedden says:

    Most if not all great songs we all remember back in the album days are something you have to pay to hear or blow the dust off the record player and hear for free I’m hearing songs in my head that I remember where I was and when you don’t get that from todays music it’s just not there take this song back the 70s it was played all the time 80s too but not today but ocationally you might hear and then you remember but it’s good to hear it just the same and I’m from the Boston area

  5. Jim Hadaway says:

    Apprentice(in a musical workshop) is an amazing album. I personally believe every song on that album could have been released as a single and would have done well

  6. Lynn Vogelgesang says:

    My husband and I are listening to his music right now & we looked him up to see how he is doing. We hope all is well with Dave Loggins. His music is enjoyable and we thank him!

  7. Tony Calabrese says:

    Dave Loggins is not a one hit wonder. He also had a number one hit record with Anne Murray in 1984 entitled “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”. This recording won Anne Murray and Dave Loggins the CMA Vocal Duo Of The Year Award for 1985.

  8. Laurie Dale says:

    Hey Ms. Cumbo–You are clearly both ignorant and resctive. You might want to Google the origins of yhe Band Perry, just for starters.

  9. Jimmy Moretz says:

    I live near the location he was born in Tn, I have a question I was wondering when he moved away from Mtn City, TN? Did he attend school there etc. Thanks if anyone has any replys to this..

  10. Diana Cumbo says:

    Bill HOLT ….We have names for you here in BRISTOL TN dude and none of them are nice …You bring SNARKY HATEFUL MEAN AND OVER ENTITLED TO A NEW LEVEL…Chill out …You need a dark room and Dave’s Music …or XANAX …..geeeze He has a right to question say or do what ever in the world he wants to …ITS STILL A FREE COUNTRY ……We Love you Dave …Bristol Misses you come back soon
    Oh yeah FYI …Bill Holt aka MR KNOW IT ALL….Bristol is the birthplace of that beloved singer Tennessee Ernie Ford …and a few more of our nearest and dearest from not far from here Kenny CHESNEY…and the BAND PERRY..Our DAVE…..So you be respectful of Mr REESOR ..

  11. Bill Holt -- Poet, Musician, Dreamer ; ] says:

    James Edward Peter Reesor: ‘She just said “No, boy, won’t you come home to me?” ‘and ‘ “I’m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee” ‘ pretty strongly suggest that the drifter in ‘Please Come To Boston’ is the man from Tennessee. You seem a tad self-important to wonder if Dave had ever heard of your incident and inserted a hopelessly obscure reference to it into this song. ; ]

    Further, why would ‘she’ even remotely hint at Tennessee Ernie Ford in her replies to a man who can’t settle where she is but will repeatedly ask for her to join him as he wanders? That would reduce the sentiment of this emotionally taut song to the level of unrelated small talk, making her seem like a mentally impaired person with an attention deficit disorder. They aren’t discussing a Tennessee Ernie Ford fan club. ; ]

    I’m sorry to appear nasty, but the more I consider it, the sillier your question becomes. It’s so far out and non-sequitur, really, that it even makes my reply here look disjointed and ill-conceived. Ha!

    Whether ‘Please Come To Boston’ is at all autobiographical or entirely fictitious, the rhetorical question is glaring: why would Dave Loggins have seen either Tennessee Ernie Ford or the aftermath of your unfortunate circumstance as inspiration for the writing of an artfully crafted song about a wayfarer’s restless heart and the toll it takes on two people who are clearly connected yet perpetually apart? Just sayin’. ; ]

  12. Jane Mitchell says:

    I knew David aka Phantom before he wrote or sang…We all would ride Motorcycles through the Mts. Wonderful times in Bristol TY to you and and my friend. I hope he is well xo Jane Cunningham

  13. James Edward Peter Reesor says:

    It was my privilege to be a candidate for governor in Tennessee (1973-1974) after living in Nashville since 31 July 1962. Interestingly, David Loggins was born in Mountain City near Bristol where I officially started my campaign. Notoriety after being robbed in Memphis resulted in people calling me “the man from Tennessee” because they couldn’t remember my name. Every time people hear Dave’s song, memories of that time in my life roll through my mind. Maybe someone should ask Dave why he used that “famous name” in a song? Did he ever hear about me… or Tennessee Ernie Ford?

  14. Dave I want to marry you if you are not present says:

    I am not kidding……I am your age and I adore you. We could meet and see if there is some chemistry. Please comment (if you are not married) xoxo franchesca

  15. David, please come to SIDMOUTH IN THE UK, maybe si says:

    GA, back in the good old days for 5 years, we had a great time, and my daughter was born in Atlanta.

    Anyway, thanks for all your stunningly beatiful music over all these years, simply moving lyrics, that themselves are timeless

    Kindest regards

    Michael Welch

    Our address simply for the record is

    Petherton House
    116 Temple Street
    Devon EX10 9BJ

  16. Bob Plummer says:

    How can you reach Mr. Loggins?

  17. Steven O'Brien says:

    I have since downloaded his other 3 albums from ITunes and they are truly amazing’ with lyrics like “well I wish I was A bird then i could fly and i wsh i was a cloud that hung from the sky, if i stood on a mountain that you could not climb. i especially like The Weatherman and pretty uch all of them.

  18. Jill Dawson Porter, Richmond, VA says:

    My good friend, Elmer Midget, introduced me to Dave Loggins in 1977. I’ve had his songs on my sound system until my son ruined my recording. But I still hear his songs, especially “Moving to the Country” and “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Loving Somebody on a Rainy Night”. I can remember the lyrics to my song favorite, not the title, about the girl who could sew, made her own clothes. . .If Dave Loggins cold get himself and his songs on a PBS music show, his music would spread like golden ripples into the hearts of many more

  19. Portia Roark Saunders-Midlothian Va says:

    Dave sat in my living room in Bristol, Va. and sang “Pieces of April” as well as other songs before he moved to Nashville. I knew he would be successful. Thanks for the memories

  20. Peter Crone. Melbourne Australia. petercrone@peter says:

    Can anyone let me know how to contact Dave Loggins re, a possible tour of Australia.

  21. John Loggins says:

    As a first cousin to Kenny Loggins, Dave caught my attention when his wonderful “Come to Boston” song. Dave is NOT a “second cousin” to Ken as sometimes stated. Kenny and my dad’s have a third brother, Tom (Butte Montana) and none of these Loggins brothers had a son or grandson named”Dave” nor to this date more recent generations. I am the family geneologist, and we 1st cousins and children have reuntions every 5 years, most recently Seattle 2015…next Los Angeles 2020…but of the Kenny’s 4 first cousins (my 3 boys and Butte’s uncle Tom’s one son), none of us had a “Dave”…which would have been a second cousin. But the it makes for good promotion for Dave’s promoters to call him a relative of Kenny Loggins…though not accurate.

  22. James Collins says:

    Dave played at a Rhythm & Roots a few years ago, and his son was there a year or two later. I saw him live a few times and he was always very good. He wrote many songs for many artists; definitely a hall of famer. When he came to R&R he was living in Nashville.

  23. Bob Lorence says:

    i also wish Dave would perform live. i would travel where ever it is to see him. i was captivated when i first heard Please Come to Boston and bought every album after that. By the way, the theme song for the Masters golf tournament was written by Dave. and there is a great one hour interview of Dave on itunes.

  24. Deborah McMillan says:

    What about the song about Tennessee Football think it was ORANGE Memories?

  25. Ron Johnson says:

    Does anyone know where David now lives? Mountain City area? Would love to contact him…..Thanks.

  26. Leslie Clendening says:

    Always has been my favorite artist. amazing songwriter. Would have loved to see him perform. He wrote for Sawyer Brown for a few years. incidentally he did “make it” in the music business he is in the country music hall of fame

  27. Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) says:

    So love this album… PCTB, of course the best known, but every track is amazing. My Father’s Fiddle such an elegant telling of a wonderful home filled with music, which Dave has given mine for many, many years. Hope he knows how much he’s given us.

  28. Kris Long says:

    I paid 50 bucks to get a new cd of Dave’s 1974 album “Apprentice…”.
    Worth every penny! I am playing it over & over again and wonder why Dave never made it bigger in the music business. What a talented musician!

  29. ove. i wish we could hear more music like it. says:

    I enjoy hearing music express feelings of value. I wish we could hear more of that style of music.

  30. James Robinson,DVM says:

    My all time favorite artist. I listen to all of his albums every month. I love all of his songs and I have since I was a college student at Auburn. I now reside in Johnson City, Tn. just a few miles from Mountain City, Tn., his home town.
    I just opened a Spotify account and he was the first artist I downloaded ALL of his albums. What a great talent!

  31. Barry says:

    It would be great if Dave would come back to Bristol for Rhythym and Roots

  32. Cathie Cairns-McMillan says:

    A concert at the Ryman Auditorium or downtown Franklin TN restored theater would be perfect venues to feature David Loggins talent and appreciation we have for his gifts as a singer and author of numerous hits we all enjoy! The evening event of David and Friends with other singer/songwriter guests would make for a sell-out show.

  33. DavidDifferent says:

    I Love this song. I only wish it had been Austin and not Boston. Luv that town! Can we have a do-over. Please!

  34. Justright1947 says:

    I discovered Dave when his vanguard album was releases. It had a great song called Sister Mary Ryan on it that was haunting, but my favorite of his cd’s is One Way Ticket….and that song is my favorite. I also loved his duet with Anne Murray.

  35. Loggins lover says:

    An album jacket note on “Apprentice in a Musical Workshop” thanks the band for ONE TAKE on “Sunset Woman.” That song is so beautiful, imagine the feeling going on among the musicians as it came out so beautifully and continued to the end without a note or a line that any of them felt could be improved upon.

  36. Lewjacks says:

    Dave Loggins, Country Suite, is one of the most beautiful collections of songs I have ever heard. I found the CD (or my sister did) a few years ago, so I have been able to enjoy it all over again. (I also have album and cassette of same). No one has a voice like he does. Wish I could have seen him sing “The Weatherman” just once.

  37. Kennedy says:

    Does Dave Loggins still play anywhere from time to time? I’d love to hear him live.

  38. steven o'brien says:

    i grew up hearing please come to boston on whdh am 850 and every soft rock fm radio station in boston as they were in heavy roation at one time or another. i downloaded 2 of his albums from itunes a few years ago, apprentice (in a musical workshop) and personal belongings, and i’ve listened to them on my ipod time and time again over the last 5 years.

  39. Victor Ruhrup says:

    I loved his music from the first time i’ve heard it. The albums One way ticket to paradise and Counry suite are by far my favorite albums. In my oppinion Goodbey Eyes is one of the most beautifull love songs ever written and sung!!

  40. Dodds says:

    I grew up listening to Dave Loggins as my dad was a fan. Music being the connector it is, I play him often, sharing moments with my dad who has been gone 8 years. I can listen to Apprentice over and over (am rightnow). Thank you Dave Loggins for providing moments with my lost best friend.

  41. Ken says:

    I’ve been listening to Dave for forty years. Why doesn’t this guy ever tour and where does he live? All of his music is outstanding. It’s time for his music to be promoted again – it’s timeless.

  42. Marcia Roller- Lake says:

    We played “Pieces of April” at our wedding. It is our song. I love it and all of his other songs! I would love to write him or see him in person or concert. He should re-release “Pieces of April”. I still have faith it could be a number 1 hit!

  43. Shawn says:

    Just wondering. Are you the same Lisa Nemzo who recorded “Staying With It” with the band, Firefall? If so, that was a great song by one of my favorite 70’s bands.

  44. chuck says:

    had the pleasure to have him at my karaoke show 2 days ago.enjoyed it

  45. Hawk says:

    I love all of his songs. I think my personal favorite is Cowboy 20

  46. Lisa Nemzo s says:

    I am listening to one of my all time favorite vinyl albums by Dave Loggins, One Way to Paradise… swooning, and having wonderful memories of the zillions of times I listened to this recording.. masterful romantic songwriting and harmonies… just loving it…

  47. Ken says:

    Why isn’t Dave being sought after to perform? Never have understood that.

  48. John O'Regan says:

    BGO Records in the UK will release his 3 Epic albums in a 2on 1 cd set this month. For details Google BGO Records.

  49. Jeff says:

    Some of the country artist of today should put some of those songs back out. I had every album growing up and still play his stuff now. Had an oppurtunity to see him in Bristol, Tenn with about 200-300 people in a theatre, he performed live and his mother and family was there. It was 12 yrs ago. Just him and a guitar, it was incredible! Wish I could see him live again even if it was one song!!!!!!

  50. Mary says:

    The only reason EVERY SONG written and EVERY ALBUM ;produced by Dave Loggins is not a phenomenal hit, is that they have not been heard…or circulated…One Way Ticket to Paradise,, and Moving to the Country are both absolutely great, albums and songs. Every song on the album is an absolute favorite.

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