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While proving that music has no boundaries, Jimmy Buffett entertained fans from all genres of music for over 60 years. Considered the Mayor of Margaritaville, the singer sold over 20 million albums. His unique style transferred into the business world, making him one of the richest musicians in the world with a net worth of over $1 billion. Sadly, the icon passed away in September after battling skin cancer. Not wanting his good-time vibes to stop, it appears the Country Music Association Awards will honor the legend with a tribute on November 8th.
At the time of his death on September 1, not much information circulated about Jimmy Buffett’s battle with skin cancer. A single picture appeared on his Instagram, reading, “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st, surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”
Remembered By All
When the news of his death circulated, Kenny Chesney decided to share a video singing his song, A Pirate Looks at Forty. The singer captioned the post with, “So goodbye Jimmy. Thanks for your friendship and the songs I will carry in my heart forever. Sail On Sailor.”
So goodbye Jimmy. Thanks for your friendship and the songs I will carry in my heart forever. Sail On Sailor 🦜🌴🌊 pic.twitter.com/Pc3rvtNLlD
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) September 2, 2023
Even former President Bill Clinton remembered the star, writing, “Jimmy Buffett’s music brought happiness to millions of people. I’ll always be grateful for his kindness, generosity, and great performances through the years.”
Alan Jackson also reacted to the news by sharing his collaboration with Jimmy Buffett on Boats to Build. “Shores distant shores, There’s where I’m headed for, I got the stars to guide my way, sail into the light of day.”
Besides collaborating on the song, Alan Jackson also worked with Jimmy Buffett on the famous Grammy song, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere. In 2003, the Country Music Association honored the singer with the Vocal Event of the Year award. It marked the first award he received in his career. And it seems that once again, the CMA Awards aren’t going to let the singer go without a proper goodbye.
— Alan Jackson (@OfficialJackson) November 1, 2023
Sharing the news, Jackson revealed the CMA Awards were celebrating the star with a tribute that included Mac McAnally, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, and of course, Alan Jackson.
Jimmy Buffett Never Stopped
While passing away at 76, Jimmy Buffett never stopped performing and writing. And for fans of the late singer, they get one more opportunity to hear his voice with his newest album Equal Strain on All Part hits shelves on November 3rd.
With a new album and tribute just around the corner, which Jimmy Buffett song is your favorite to listen to? Be sure to share your answers in the comments below.