Zac Brown Band Enlists Jimmy Buffett for New Version of “Same Boat”

September 26th, 2022

The Zac Brown Band is re-releasing their hit single “Same Boat” with Jimmy Buffett collaborating.

From MusicRow.com

Grammy award-winning group Zac Brown Band has collaborated with the legendary Jimmy Buffett for a brand new version of “Same Boat.” The revisited tune will be featured on The Comeback (Deluxe) due out Sept. 30 via Warner Music Nashville.

Brown enlisted an array of musical friends for The Comeback (Deluxe), including multi-Platinum-selling artist Cody Johnson (“Wild Palomino”), vocalist Jamey Johnson for “Stubborn Pride (with Marcus King)” and iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor (“Love and Sunsets”). Country superstar and labelmate Blake Shelton also joins the group for a new version of their current single, “Out In The Middle,” which is nearing top 15 at country radio.

Upon release, The Comeback jumped to the No. 1 spot on the Current Country Albums Sales chart and was the Top New Country Album Release. Lead singer Zac Brown is a co-writer on every song and also co-produced the entire record alongside frequent collaborator, Ben Simonetti.

Read more at MusicRow.com

Tagged in Singles

Free Cruise on Margaritaville at Sea for Military Members, First Responders, and Teachers

September 8th, 2022

Honoring those who work tirelessly to serve others, Jimmy Buffet and Margaritaville at Sea offer a small bonus to all active servicemembers, Veterans, First Responders, and Educators with a free cruise onboard its first and only cruise ship, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise.

“Welcome aboard heroes, with a big Fins Up thank you for your service,” said singer, songwriter, and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett. “Now we feel honored to serve you—at sea.”

Under the ‘Heroes Sail Free’ cruise program, all U.S. military service members (active duty and veterans), police, fire, EMS personnel, and educators are invited to enjoy a free cruise to the Bahamas.

“To show our sincere gratitude for their ongoing service, we wanted to offer these frontline heroes a chance to kick off their boots and work shoes and flip flop into a relaxing getaway,” said Kevin Sheehan, Jr., President, and CEO of Margaritaville at Sea. “We hope a little downtime to recover from the demands of their day-to-day responsibilities is just what they need.”

Although many cruise lines have done special promotions for some of these groups before, Margaritaville at Sea is the first cruise line to offer a free cruise to such a wide variety of first responders, servicemen and women, veterans, teachers, and other educators.

Visit MargaritavilleAtSea.com for more information and to book!

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Buffett Performs at Monte Rio Variety Show

July 29th, 2022

The Monte Rio Variety Show was held Thursday night in California to raise money for the Monte Rio Fire Services Foundation, Monte Rio School Foundation and St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Conan O’Brien hosted the event, and Jimmy Buffett was one of the performers.

Read more about the event: “Monte Rio Variety Show draws thousands for Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Buffett, Carlos Reyes”

Kent Porter / The Press Democrat 2022

Tagged in Charitable Causes, Special Appearances

Alpine Valley Show Postponed Due to Severe Weather

July 24th, 2022

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band’s show that was to take place last night was postponed by local authorities due to severe weather. Buffett wanted to reschedule for today (Sunday) but that plan was not approved.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Nobody wants to play for you cheeseheads as much as me and the Coral Reefers,” Buffett wrote in a Facebook post. “But, as a pilot, I understand not fooling with bad weather. I also understand how important this show is to our fans who have waited and weathered this covid crap for us to perform. We asked to play tomorrow, but were not granted permission.”

The band is rescheduling its show though, for Aug. 20 — “rain or shine”, Buffett promises.

“That gives some of you enough time to recover from three Phish shows to be ready for us,” Buffett wrote, referencing a Phish residency at the amphitheater Aug. 12 to 14.

Tickets for last night’s show will be honored on the new date.

Tagged in Tour Dates

Article on Buffett’s Origins in Outlaw Country

July 17th, 2022

Jim Allen at uDiscover Music has a good article on Jimmy Buffett’s origins in Outlaw Country: Before Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett’s Outlaw Country Underground Years

Before becoming the godfather of yacht rock, Jimmy Buffett released seven mostly unnoticed albums where he came off like a cross between an outlaw country rebel and a character from a late 60s underground comic book, with songs criticizing materialism, religious hypocrisy, and jingoistic politics, and extolling the glories of getting high, having as much sex as possible, and being a thorn in the side of the law. How did Buffet go from fabulous furry freak brother to laid-back pope of the Parrotheads?

Long before “Margaritaville” led to legions of Hawaiian-shirted followers embracing him as their guru, Buffett was a hirsute hippie troubadour struggling to make a name for himself in Nashville. He hit Music City at the right time. A couple of years earlier, a countercultural type like him would’ve been run out of town. But revolution was on the rise, and scruffy songpoets like Kris Kristofferson were bringing folk and rock influences and a new kind of attitude to country music.

Read the full article at uDiscover Music.

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