Musical Briefing With Kenny Loggins On Capitol Hill

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    Kenny Loggins (center) with Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), Joe Crowley, Mary Bono Mack, and Howard Coble (R-N.C.)
February 07, 2011 -- 10:39 am PST

On Jan. 26 GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins came to Washington, D.C., for a GRAMMYs on the Hill Musical Briefing. The event — the first music event in the new Congress — helped introduce The Recording Academy's advocacy program to new legislators and their staff, welcomed back old friends and relaunched the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus. Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) kicked off the event by discussing the importance of the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus as well as music in today's society, specifically the topic of arts education. For his performance, Loggins sang some of his most popular tunes, "Danny's Song" from Loggins & Messina's 1972 album Sittin' In, and "Conviction Of The Heart" and "This Is It." Before his performance, he spoke about the disappearance of music from the public school curriculum and urged attendees, including members of the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus, to keep music in the schools.