New Mac McAnally Album out Aug. 4th

July 22nd, 2009

Coral Reefer Band member and reigning CMA Musician of the Year Mac McAnally has a new album coming out on August 4th entitled “Down By The River”.

Track list:

1. Blame it on New Orleans
2. Down by the River
3. If You Hang Around Long Enough
4. On Account of You
5. (Nothing Like A) Sunny Day
6. Over and Out
7. You First
8. Unresolved
9. Bound to Get Down
10. Big Disappointment
11. Until Then

You can listen to 30 second previews of each song at Amazon.com

Tagged in Albums, Coral Reefers

Additional Tickets to Indy Available on LiveNation

July 21st, 2009

We received a tip that LiveNation has released additional tickets for the August 11th Jimmy Buffett show in Indianapolis. TicketMaster is still showing the show sold out.

I just tried and was able to pull up 2 tickets in section C row Y.

Click here to browse tickets available for this show.

(hat tip to Jon for passing this along)

Update – I was also able to pull up tickets for Alpine Valley and Nissan Pavilion through LiveNation.

Tagged in Tickets, Touring

Buffett Caption Contest Winner: Geoff Z

July 16th, 2009

Congratulations to Geoff Z for winning the latest Jimmy Buffett Caption Contest.

Here was the photo:

And here was Geoff’s winning caption:

“YOU’RE the woman to blame!”

Out of a total of 474 votes cast, Geoff took 49% of the vote. Coming in second was Bob with “This Landshark’s for you”.

View all of the captions that were submitted here.

Thanks to all who submitted a caption and to everyone that voted. We’ll do another contest in a couple weeks!

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Vote For Your Favorite Caption

July 14th, 2009

A few days ago we showed you the below picture and asked you to come up with your own caption for it:

We got a lot of great captions and have selected 5 of our favorites and want you to vote on your favorite!

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How the Dolphins Landed a Shark

July 13th, 2009

The South Florida Business Journal has an article on how the relationship evolved between the Miami Dolphins and Jimmy Buffett:

Ross, recalling the familiar tune, then turned to Buffett, a Florida icon with national appeal. Talks started last year about a promotional partnership, and Buffett bought into the concept immediately. The relationship grew to include naming rights to the Dolphins’ home field. Buffett explained the attraction in early May at a concert when the lid was taken off the deal that rechristened the Dolphins home as Land Shark Stadium.

“What’s Miami about?” he asked. “Entertainment, celebrities and lifestyle. So we have to play to those strengths. I know what puts people in the seats is winning, but you need to do these things to compete and get people in the stadium.”

The Dolphins have sold 6,000 to 7,000 additional season tickets this offseason. Whether it was the addition of Buffett, or the turnaround from a 1-15 season to an 11-5 playoff squad ¬ tying the biggest single-season turnaround in league history ¬ isn’t important. If NFL football is the steak, then Ross sees entertainers like Buffett and his new minority partners, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, as the sizzle in the Dolphins brand.

The parallels between Ross’ interest in expanding the live experience at an NFL game and the popular music business forged an early bond with Buffett.

“There’s not as much money left in recorded music, so our emphasis has been to make the live experience something fun and memorable,” said John Cohlan, Buffett’s manager and CEO of Margaritaville Holdings, the singer’s marketing and merchandising company. “The tailgating that is now such a big part of our shows originated at football games. So maybe we’ve come full circle.”

Read the full article here.

Tagged in In The News, Landshark Stadium