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Jimmy Buffet is an American music artist, best known for his music that gives a holiday-like feel. Over the course of his illustrious career as a recording artist, the singer has produced 29 albums. Besides being a successful musician, Buffet is also an established actor, businessman, songwriter and author. He has written several books, three of which have topped the New Time Times bestseller list.

Jimmy Buffet’s concerts are a delight to experience. His live performances set the mood for a carefree holiday on an island. It is this unique ability of the singer to create a fantasy of a vacation that draws thousands of fans to the arenas and stadiums every time he hits the road.

If you enjoy listening to catchy lyrics and laidback tunes such as Margaritaville and Come Monday, then you would not want to miss out on Buffet’s upcoming shows. Purchase Jimmy Buffet tickets here while they are still available.

The Beginning

James William Buffet was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 25, 1946. He studied at the Auburn University and then the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Journalism. In the late 60s, Buffet decided to move to Nashville to pursue a career as a professional country singer. His debut album Down To Earth hit the shelves in 1970 but largely went unnoticed. Following a failed marriage and disappointing start in the industry, Buffet relocated to Key West. Here the singer developed the beach bum persona which is he is distinctly famous for today.  He composed music which was a blend of genres such as country, folk, pop as well as tropical lyrical themes. Buffet uses the term ‘gulf and western’ to describe his music. This is because it carries influences of both the West as well as the Gulf of Mexico coast.

Having discovered his music style, Buffet signed a deal with ABC-Dunhill under which he released the record A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean in 1973. Comprising party songs such as Why Don’t We Get Drunk, the album reached the 43rd spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and earned Buffet a devoted fan base. They seemed to love the carefree atmosphere of the singer’s live shows and soon began wearing Hawaiian shirts when showing up at his concerts. Buffet’s fans are also referred to as the Parrotheads.

Breakthrough

Although Buffet had scored a Top 30 hit with the single Come Monday off the record Living and Dying in 3/4 Time, his commercial breakthrough came with the super hit single Margaritaville from the platinum certified album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.

The record reached the second spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and twelfth on the Billboard 200 while the single Margaritaville charted the eighth position on the Billboard Hot 100 and thirteenth on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. With lyrics reflecting a relaxed lifestyle in a tropical climate, the song has come to define Buffet’s style of music. Over the years, it has become a popular cultural reference, used in titles of Buffet’s own albums as well as songs of other music artists such as Blake Shelton’s single Some Beach.

Owing to its historical and cultural significance, Margaritaville was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016.

Contributions

Jimmy Buffet’s eighth studio effort Son of Son of a Sailor spawned another one of his classic hits Cheeseburger in Paradise. It also appeared as the first track on Buffet’s 1985 greatest hits collection Songs You Know by Heart and is known as one of his signature songs.

By the 1990s, Jimmy Buffet had his own record label as well as stores and outlets in Charleston, Orlando, New Orleans and Key West.  Besides, Buffet authored three bestselling books including the novel Where Is Joe Merchant? a collection of short stories titled Takes From Margaritaville and the memoir A Pirate Looks at Fifty. With this, Buffet became the sixth author in history to top both the non-fiction and fiction bestseller lists. The singer has also co-authored two Children’s books namely Trouble Dolls and The Jolly Mon.

During the 1990s, Buffet’s music career thrived by leaps and bounds. His 1990 live album titled Feeding Frenzy was declared gold while his 1992 box-set Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads went on to become one of the bestselling box-sets ever.

In 1994, Buffet treated his fans with the album Fruitcakes. It is one of the fastest selling albums by the singer. He followed up its success with records such as Barometer Soup in 1995 and Banana Wind in 1996.

In 1997, Jimmy Buffet joined hands with Herman Wouk to put together a musical adaptation of Wouk’s novel Don’t Stop the Carnival. The production ran for six weeks in Miami and received a positive response from the audience. The following year, Buffet decided to release a collection of twenty songs from the production via his album Don’t Stop the Carnival.

Buffet continued to entertain his fans with live and studio recordings in the new millennium. The year 2002 saw the release of Buffet’s first album release (Far Side of the World) via his own label, Mailboat Records. It was followed by the record Take the World With You in 2006. Released via RCA records, the album consists of the maximum covers (10) that Buffet has done in an album.

Jimmy Buffet’s most recent studio album ‘Tis the SeaSon came out in 2016. It sold 10,000 copies within the first week of release.

Besides, writing, singing and running his business, Jimmy Buffet is also involved in various charities, especially environmental based. In 1981, the singer founded the Save the Manatee Club along with former Florida governor, Bob Graham. Today it stands as the leading manatee protection organization in the world. Buffet is also among the major donors of the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory.

Jimmy Buffet Tour Tickets

In a career spanning over four decades, Jimmy Buffet has performed countless sold out shows. Just like his music, his live performances are unique as well. With his carefree lyrics, cheerful tunes and pleasant personality, the singer creates an ambiance that transports the audience into a world free of worries.

Buffet is seventy but has not lost the least bit of charm and enthusiasm. If you want to join him on his musical ride then wait no more to purchase your Jimmy Buffet tour tickets.


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