The number of musicians’ kids who actually carve out successful careers on their own is pretty small — it’s probably equal to the number of reality-TV show winners who go on to greatness.
But “Rock the Cradle” winner Crosby Loggins — son of Kenny Loggins — is hoping to beat the odds.
Crosby grew up around Jackson Browne and Michael McDonald, but spending time with his dad’s rock-star friends didn’t make the aspiring singer/songwriter crave fame. In fact, he was reluctant to participate in MTV’s [url id=”http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/rock_the_cradle/series.jhtml”]”Rock the Cradle,”[/url] a singing competition for famous musicians’ kids.
The choice worked out. Competing in and winning the contest scored Loggins a record deal with Jive and the chance to work with some big names in the business.
“Seriously,” the first song from his debut album, was co-written by “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi and esteemed songwriters Jess Cates and Emanuel Kiriakou. Crosby will release the sentimental new single — think [artist id=”1220799″]John Mayer[/artist] meets [artist id=”1231897″]Jason Mraz[/artist] and, well, Kenny Loggins — on June 8. Mayer actually has a guitar solo on the album’s title track, “Time to Move.”
Slated for a July 14 release, the album will feature Loggins’ sweeping melodies and sincere lyrics. He co-wrote all songs on the album and enlisted the help of Dave Matthews Band producer John Alagia for most of the tracks.
While this record marks Loggins’ first solo effort, in 2007 the singer and his band, Crosby Loggins and the Light, released the album We All Go Home.
Loggins is gearing up for a promotional tour in support of Time to Move.