He spends part of the summer traveling about the East Coast on his sailboat. An avid pilot, Buffett owns a Dassault Falcon that he often uses while on concert tour and traveling worldwide. His father died May 1, , at the age of His mother died a few months after her husband, on September 25, In , Jimmy Buffett spoke at the University of Miami's graduation ceremony and received an honorary doctorate in music.
Wearing flip flops and aviator sunglasses, he told graduates, in a paraphrase of his song "The Pascagoula Run", that "it's time to see the world, time to kiss a girl, and time to cross the wild meridian. Buffett began his musical career in Nashville, Tennessee , during the late s as a country artist and recorded his first album, the country-tinged folk rock record Down to Earth , in During this time, Buffett could be frequently found busking for tourists in New Orleans.
Today, he is a regular visitor to the Caribbean island of Saint Barts and other islands where he gets inspiration for many of his songs and some of the characters in his books. During the s, Buffett made far more money from his tours than his albums and became known as a popular concert draw. He released a series of albums during the following 20 years, primarily to his devoted audience, and also branched into writing and merchandising.
Broadway showed little interest in the play following the failure of Paul Simon's The Capeman , and it ran only for six weeks in Miami.
He released an album of songs from the musical in In , he partnered in a partial duet with Alan Jackson for the song " It's Five O'Clock Somewhere ", a number-one hit on the country charts. Buffett's album License to Chill , released on July 13, , sold , copies in its first week of release according to Nielsen Soundscan. With this, Buffett topped the U. Buffett continues to tour every year, although he has shifted recently to a more relaxed schedule of around 20—30 dates, with infrequent back-to-back nights, preferring to play only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
This schedule provided the title of his live album. Buffett's rendition of "Silver Wings" on the same album was made as a tribute to Merle Haggard. On April 20, , a double CD of performances recorded during the and tours called Encores was released exclusively at Walmart, Walmart. Of the over 30 albums Jimmy Buffett has released, as of October , eight are Gold albums and nine are Platinum or Multiplatinum.
Buffett has performed at the Xfinity Center amphitheater formerly known as Great Woods in Mansfield, Massachusetts, 61 times, the most of any venue in his career. Buffett began calling his music "drunken Caribbean rock 'n' roll" as he says on his live album You Had To Be There. Later, Buffett himself and others have used the term "Gulf and Western" to describe his musical style and that of other similar-sounding performers. A music critic described Buffett's music as a combination of "tropical languor with country funkiness into what some [have] called the Key West sound, or Gulf-and-western.
Other performers identified as Gulf and Western are often deliberately derivative of Buffett's musical style and some are tribute bands , or in the case of Greg "Fingers" Taylor , a former member of Buffett's Coral Reefer Band.
Buffett has written three number-one best sellers. His memoir A Pirate Looks at Fifty , published in , went straight to number one on the New York Times Best Seller nonfiction list, making him one of the few authors to have reached number one on both the fiction and nonfiction lists. The original hardcover release of The Jolly Mon included a cassette tape recording of the two reading the story accompanied by an original score written by Michael Utley.
The book was a New York Times best seller soon after its release. Buffett wrote the soundtrack for, and co-produced and played a role in, the film Hoot , directed by Wil Shriner and based on the book by Carl Hiaasen , which focused on issues important to Buffett, such as conservation. The film was not a critical or commercial success. He also made cameo appearances as himself in Rancho Deluxe for which he also wrote the music and in FM. Buffett reportedly was offered a cameo role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl , but declined the offer.
Buffett appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-0 in November Another character mentioned that he preferred "margaritas"; Buffett's character replied, "Can't argue with you there. Buffett made a cameo in the film Jurassic World , where he is seen holding two margaritas while the dinosaurs are set loose in the park. Buffett has taken advantage of his name and the fan following for his music to launch several business ventures, usually with a tropical theme. In the fall of , he started Mailboat Records to release live albums.
In , Buffett launched a cooperative project with the Anheuser-Busch brewing company to produce beer under the Margaritaville Brewing label called LandShark Lager. Phase one of the community will have homes with a potential of 6, homes, once the project is completed. Buffett wrote the music and lyrics and Wouk wrote the book for the show. Don't Stop the Carnival debuted in Miami, Florida in to negative reviews from critics. In response, the producers approached Buffett and told him that Wouk needed to be fired and a more experienced playwright needed to rewrite Wouk's script.
Buffett is known for his unique style of music called " Gulf and Western ", which combines elements of country , folk rock , pop , and Caribbean , with tropical lyrical themes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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