Hitmaker from the ’70s and ’80s finds new fans

 Kenny Loggins

Don’t nobody worry about Kenny Loggins. He’s doing all right.

The singer-songwriter’s tunes may no longer get the radio airplay they did back in the ’80s — when he was the undisputed king of soundtracks thanks to hits from such movies as “Caddyshack,” “Top Gun” and “Footloose” — but he’s still recording and touring.

If fact, Loggins said, he’s noticed his audiences have been growing on this most recent tour, which includes a stop at Jackson Community College’s Potter Center on Saturday, and they’ve been skewering a bit younger.

“My audience is usually 35 and up, and now I’m seeing more like 25 and up,” he said. “I’m not sure why.”

His best guess is a resurgence in interest in “Footloose.” The 1984 movie was made into a successful Broadway musical — one that Loggins’ youngest daughter loves and wants to appear in someday — and there are talks about a remake starring “High School Musical” heartthrob Zac Efron.

Of course, there’s the “Yacht Rock” factor, too. A lower-than-low-budget series of online videos with a cult following, “Yacht Rock” fictionalizes the lives of 1970s soft rock stars. The first episode told the not-quite-true story of how Loggins and Michael McDonald teamed up to write “What a Fool Believes.”

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