He could win many music lovers hearts with his enjoyable and unique style of music. Hence, we can certainly call him as the musician of human hearts.
Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S. He used up his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. His parents are Mary Lorraine and James Delaney Buffett, Jr. Buffett played the trombone in the school band during grade school years. He graduated from McGill Institute for Boys in 1964. He started to play guitar during his year at Auburn University. Then, he continued his college years at Pearl River Community College. He obtained a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1969.
Buffett worked as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville following his graduation from college. Buffett wedded Margie Washichek in 1969 but got divorced in 1972. He married again with Jane and they have two daughters, Savannah Jane and Sarah Delaney. Buffett have adopted a son, Cameron Marley. Buffett owns a sailboat and a Dassault Falcon 900 which is often used for concert tour and traveling globally. In 2015, Jimmy Buffett received an honorary doctorate in music degree.
Career in Music
Jimmy Buffett is a professional musician. Subsequent to college, he shifted to Nashville to chase a career as a country singer. He has a successful and rewarding music career so far. Buffett started his musical career in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in music during the late 1960s as a country artist. He, then, recorded his initial album in 1970. His first album was named as the folk rock Down to Earth. He signed his first record deal in 1973. He achieved a devoted following immediately with his hit songs. His 6th album, named as Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, and especially the song Margaritaville helped him a great deal to broke into the mainstream. One of his latest albums is Songs from St. Somewhere. It was released in 2013, which sparked his most recent summer concert tours with tickets sell out fast.
Buffett recorded hit songs including Margaritaville and Come Monday together with his Coral Reefer Band. The song Margaritaville could rank 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of Songs of the Century. His debut work, Down to Earth, and his next work, High Cumberland Jubilee, was not hits and went unnoticed by the music lovers. 1977's Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, 1978’s Son of a Son of a Sailor and the classic track, Cheeseburger in Paradise, made him a highly successful musician around the world. Buffett's grandfather was a sailor and he was uncovered to sailing as a child. It had a big early influence his life and afterward in his music.
Buffett is live music performer and he has done a number of live music performances around the globe so far. Buffett remains to be a well-liked live performer even today. He used to play abundant concerts across the country each year. During the 1980s, Buffett earned a good amount of money from his tours than his albums. Finally, he began to recognize as a well-liked concert draw. During the 1980s, Buffett played at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He also keeps producing new records since his fans always expect his creative and divine music. He formed the first version of his Coral Reefer Band in 1975. Later, he in brief modified the name of the band from the "Coral Reefer Band" to the "Coral Reef Band".
He released a sequence of successful albums from 1980 to 2000 mainly to his loyal audience. He also focused on writing and merchandising during these years. In 1985, Buffett launched a "Margaritaville" retail store in Key West. In 1987, he started the Margaritaville Cafe. Forbes magazine incorporated Buffett on its list of premier paid entertainers in 1993, 1994, and 1995. Buffett continued to become successful through the '90s especially by performing to sell-out masses. His albums developed into more triumphant than ever during the 1990s’. The Fruitcakes, Barometer Soup, Banana Wind and Beach House on the Moon were all highly successful.
Jimmy Buffett greatest hits that are sung at most Jimmy Buffet Concerts consist of Songs You Know by Heart, Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads, A Pirate's Treasure released in 1993, All the Great Hits released in 1993 or 1994, The Great Jimmy Buffett released in 1994, Great American Summer Fun with Jimmy Buffett released in 1996, Biloxi released in 1995, Calaloo released in 1999, and Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection released in 2003. Songs You Know by Heart is Buffett's first greatest hits compilation released in 1985. It includes songs from 1973 to 1979 and compilation has at least one song from each album released between 1973 and 1979. Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads released in 1992 is a four packed together disc compilation box set of Jimmy Buffett. It includes the Coral Reefer Band's greatest hits, rarities, and earlier unreleased songs. These are just a few reason getting Cheap Jimmy Buffett tickets is hard or impossible.
Jimmy Buffett's discography include Down to Earth (1970), A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean (1973), Living & Dying in 3/4 Time (1974), A1A (1974), Havana Daydreamin' (1976), High Cumberland Jubilee (1976), Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (1977), Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978), Volcano (1979), Coconut Telegraph (1981), Somewhere over China (1982), One Particular Harbour (1983), Riddles in the Sand (1984), Last Mango in Paris (1985), Floridays (1986), Hot Water (1988), Off to See the Lizard (1989), Fruitcakes (1994), Barometer Soup (1995), Banana Wind (1996), Don't Stop the Carnival (1998), Beach House on the Moon (1999), Far Side of the World (2002), License to Chill (2004), Take the Weather with You (2006), Buffet Hotel (2009), and Songs from St. Somewhere (2013).
Outside of Music
Aside from his career in music, Buffett have written some best-selling books, and is a leading environmentalist. Outside of music, Buffett is a victorious businessman. He has two restaurant chains named after two of his well-known songs, "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and "Margaritaville". He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain. His possess several resorts and casinos. Buffett is a passionate sailor and pilot. Between his restaurants, album sales, and tours, he makes around US$100 million a year. Buffett scored and acted in the 1974 film Rancho Deluxe. He also appeared in the 1977 movie FM. He was co-producer and co-star of an adaptation of Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot (2006). In recent times, Buffett made a cameo appearance in the 2015 film, Jurassic World.
He began Mailboat Records to make public live albums in 1999. He made joint venture with RCA Records for distribution in 2005 and 2006 for the two studio albums License to Chill and Take the Weather with You. Buffett commenced a joint project in 2006 with the Anheuser-Busch brewing company to manufacture beer under the Margaritaville Brewing tag, named as Land Shark Lager. Apart from music, he was also a sport fan in particular to baseball. Being a baseball admirer, he was part-owner of two small league teams such as the Fort Myers Miracle and the Madison Black Wolf.
Buffett could write two best-selling books, Tales from Margaritaville, a set of short stories, and the novel Where Is Joe Merchant? He has written children’s books, The Jolly Man and Trouble Dolls. The children’s books were co-authored with his daughter, Savannah Jane. Buffett has put up a small Florida centered financial empire. He is an honest environmental activist and used to spend some of his time and money on a variety of charities. In 2004, Buffett raised funds with his Surviving the Storm Hurricane Relief Concert in Orlando, Florida to offer aid for hurricane sufferers. He was keen to involve in supporting environmental issues. Buffett fights in support of Florida's dying out manatees and formed the SFC Charitable Foundation in 1995.
Jimmy Buffett was honored with many awards during his music career. His contributions to the field of music have guided him to attain various awards and got nominations so far. Jimmy Buffett was nominated for Academy of Country Music Awards 3 times in his career and won the award once in 2004. In 2011, he won CMT Music Award CMT Performance of the Year for Margaritaville. In 2003, he could win Country Music Association Award Vocal Event of the Year for Its Five O'Clock Somewhere. He was nominated for different categories of awards during People's Choice Awards in 2005, World Music Awards in 2012, Grammy Awards in 2004 and 2005, Country Music Association Awards in 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 1977, CMT Music Awards 2011, 2007 and 2005, CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards in 2004 and American Country Awards in 2011.