Jimmy Buffett

Sabrina Fienhold

Heaven on Earth with an Onion Slice

Jimmy Buffett does a lot more than waste away in Margaritaville. He has several platinum and gold albums. He also wrote several #1 books on the New York Times Bestseller list. His music inspired many, and gave him a fan base, that call themselves Parrotheads. They wear Hawaiian shirts and follow him from concert to concert, loving how free and open his music is. This folk country star bases his music off the beaches of Key West. He is most known for his albums 'Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude' and 'Son of a Son of a Sailor.'
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Early Life

Jimmy Buffett was born on December 25, 1946. His birth name was James William Buffett Jr. He was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He was raised in Mobile, Alabama. His father was James Delany Buffett Jr. and his mother was Mary Lorianne Peets.

Musical Accopmlishments

Jimmy Buffett has 9 gold albums. Two of which are his most famous, 'Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude' and 'Son of a Son of a Sailor.' One of the songs from the album 'Son of a Son of a Sailor' is 'Cheeseburger in Paradise.' This song has a restaurant named after it. There is also a Margaritaville Cafe, named after one of the most known Jimmy Buffett songs. Jimmy Buffett performed a song with Alan Jackson called 'It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere.' This song won a CMA in 2003 for "Vocal Event of the Year." He got nominated for a Grammy twice, once in 2004 and once in 2005. He also won the people's choice award, in 2004.

"If life gives you limes, make margaritas."

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This is Jimmy Buffett on-stage at a live performance.

Fun Facts

Not only does Jimmy Buffett create music, he also writes books. In fact, he's one of seven people to have a fiction and a nonfiction book in the #1 spot of the New York Times Bestseller list. On top of that, he is a businessman. Buffett Enterprise owns Margaritaville Cafe, Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain, Land Shark Lager, two minor league baseball teams, and a record label. Jimmy Buffett only had learned to play the guitar so that he could meet girls. Later, he joined a band called The Now Generation. Jimmy Buffett's first album that was well-known was 'White Sportcoat and a Pink Crustacean.' He is still making new music. HIs most recent album was in 2013.
Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger In Paradise