Artist: Quinn Loggins
Quinn Loggins was born in Nashville, TN, growing up around music his entire life. His father, Dave Loggins, best known for his song “Please Come To Boston”, was a prominent songwriter, artist, and musical influence, allowing Quinn to observe and be around some of the most legendary musicians in country music.
The actual “music bug” came a bit late in Loggins’ life. His first real passion for an instrument was the drums when he was 13. he eventually turned that into a commercial percussion major at Belmont University, where he eventually became interested in the guitar and songwriting. This led him to pursuing a career as an artist, which eventually took him out of college and into his first publishing deal with Wanted Woman Music and Murrah Music Publishing.
Quinn wrote songs for films like “Chances: The Women Of Magdalene”, causes like The Empty Bowls Organization aimed at feeding the homeless, and artists like Katie Armiger, Little Texas, Kingbilly, Adam Brand, Kal Hourd, and Rebecca Lynn Howard. As time went on, Loggins started to feel like he needed another avenue in music, and while he was trying to figure out what that avenue might be, he started to get calls from friends asking him to play guitar for them. “I never saw myself as a good enough musician to be considered a “hired gun”. I normally saw myself as a songwriter trying to play the instrument as best as I could to get my point across, but here I am trying to take on a position I never thought I was capable of doing!” It became a very natural transition, as well as a positive and educational experience playing with different types of acts like singer songwriters, Roger Murrah and Lisa McCallum, and country girl duos like The Pistols, playing with bands like Kingbilly, which led to playing with Richard Marx and Vince Gill, then moving onto a very talented teen female country singer/ youtube sensation, Payton Rae, then eventually backing up Little Big Town at the Grand Ole Opry for the debut of their single “Pontoon”.
This led him to the present, where he got the call to play with new Warner Bros recording artist, Charlie Worsham. “Charlie has been a friend of mine for a long time,and he is by far one of the most talented musicians I have ever met. I couldn’t believe it when he asked me to be a part of his band. It has been a learning experience from the moment we stepped on stage together, and I feel it will always be from this moment on.” Charlie has toured this past year with artists like Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Thompson Square, Lee Brice, Wade Bowen, and Taylor Swift. Loggins cowrote a song, “Want Me Too”, on Charlie’s upcoming album as well. “It has definitely felt like a whirlwind that’s turned into a tornado!”, Quinn says about his life in music this year. “I have had so many opportunities laid out in front of me that I have tucked in my fears and just said “yes” to, and I am so happy I did, and so very thankful it led me to playing music for a living.”
Recently, Loggins played alongside Charlie Worsham at the Grand Ole Opry for his big artist debut. “That’s one of those moments that never leave your mind, and I was worried that I didn’t have an instrument that I could trust with a “plug and play” situation when we walked out on that stage. I called up the guys at Walden guitars, and they set me up with this wonderful guitar. The Walden Madera CD4040 acoustic was the perfect choice for that performance. It sounded wonderful out there. That guitar is a great example of form and function. The active pickup system is ingenious! No more 9 volt batteries! All I have to do is plug the guitar into an outlet for one minute, with the supplied adaptor, and I am guaranteed to have a fully charged pickup when I walk out on stage! Incredible! I’m so happy to be a new member of the Walden guitars family. With so many models available, and such incredible value and quality, I am most definitely looking forward to expanding my Walden guitar collection as well as my relationship with such a wonderful company.”