“Take The Weather” Certified Gold

December 29th, 2006

Buffett’s latest album “Take The Weather With You” has been certified Gold by RIAA with 500,000 copies shipped.

The album debuted at #4 in its first week on the Billboard 200 chart back in October with 120,592 copies (about half of what License to Chill sold its first week). It hit #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Tagged in Albums, Awards

60 Minutes Tribute to Ed Bradley Re-airing

December 27th, 2006

Did you miss the “60 Minutes” tribute to the late Ed Bradley? Or would you like
to see it again? You’re in luck. CBS will repeat the program at 7 p.m. Sunday.

This special features excellent reports by Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and Morley
Safer. Andy Rooney provides commentary. Taking part are Bradley’s close friends
Jimmy Buffett, Wynton Marsalis and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

The program is heartfelt, classy and one of the finest hours this television
season. It’s a stirring tribute to Bradley and a reminder of why “60 Minutes”
remains the finest newsmagazine.

Tagged in In The News, Personal/Family

Happy 60th Birthday to Jimmy!

December 25th, 2006

A pirate looks at sixty on Monday as Jimmy Buffett turns 60 years old. Jimmy was born December 25, 1946, as James William Buffett in Pascagoula, Mississippi to James Delaney Buffett and Mary Loriane “Peets” Buffett.

When Buffett celebrated his 50th birthday in 1996, his first and only Christmas album “Christmas Island” had been out for two months and “Banana Wind” had been released 6 months prior. He also penned his autobiography, “A Pirate Looks At Fifty,” around his 50th birthday. “Floridays” was Buffett’s latest album on his 40th birthday in 1986.

BuffettWorld would like to wish Jimmy a very happy 60th birthday!

Tagged in Personal/Family

Freddie & The Fishsticks in Aspen

December 22nd, 2006

Freddie and the Fishsticks (aka Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band) played The Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado on Friday night for the second year in a row. The benefit show featured some lesser-played songs like The Wino and I Know, Banana Republics, and It’s My Job.

View the entire set list from the show here.

Did you attend the show? Post your comments on the Discussion Board and upload your tailgating and concert pics to the Photo Gallery.

The next show is scheduled for Saturday, February 10th in Tallahassee, Florida. The concert is a benefit at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center for the United Way.

Tagged in Concerts

Seals Find a Friend in Margaritaville

December 21st, 2006

Jimmy Buffett recently issued a letter declaring that his Margaritaville Cafes will not purchase or serve Canadian seafood products until the Canadian government ends the commercial seal hunt permanently.

I do not look at this as one nation telling another how to best manage its affairs. I view it as an effort to make humans more humane in the way they manage the planet. We do not own the earth. We are landlords and we simply need to do a better job, for all creatures on this earth.

Read the entire letter now at The Human Society of the United States.

Tagged in In The News, Margaritaville Cafes