Four Years Ago: “License To Chill” number one on Billboard

July 21st, 2008

Four years ago this week, Jimmy Buffett’s album “License To Chill” landed at the number one spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was Buffett’s first ever number one album.

License to Chill, released on July 14th,  2004, was not a conventional album for Buffett. It was full of collaborations, featuring duets with many stars, including: Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Clint Black, Toby Keith, George Strait, and Martina McBride.

View the track listing from License to Chill here.

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Buffett “in no hurry” to make new album

June 4th, 2008

Billboard has an interview with Jimmy Buffett: “Buffett Busy With Live DVD, Tour, Kids Book”. He talks about how he’s been writing songs, but is not in any hurry to put out a new album:

Buffett is developing albums for younger artists, including Coral Reefer Band backup singer Nadirah Shakoor, for his Mailboat label. And his Year of Still Here Tour starts tomorrow at Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta.

As for that next album, the follow-up to 2006’s “Take the Weather With You,” Buffett says that “the time it takes to write a book kind of produces an offshoot of you [wanting] to go back to something else.”

He adds that he’s been “listening to different things that inspire me musically, but I’m in no hurry to do (an album). I am writing songs; it’ll be interesting to see if I wait and get a collection of 12 of them together to do an album or go do four and put ’em online or something. The delivery systems now … it’s very interesting how you can put stuff out there, so we’ll see what feels like the best way to do it.”

Read the entire article here.

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