‘Songs From St. Somewhere’ Poised for Top 5 Debut

August 23rd, 2013

Jimmy Buffett released his latest album Songs From St. Somewhere this week and it’s heading for a top 5 debut on the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart:

Veteran singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett is set to score his tenth top 10 album, as “Songs From St. Somewhere” should bow in the top five next week. It is on course to sell around 55,000. He last visited the top 10 with 2010’s “Encores,” which debuted and peaked at No. 7.

Billboard expects Luke Bryan to remain at #1 with ‘Crash My Party,’ followed by John Mayer at #2 with ‘Paradise Valley.’ R&B supergroup TGT and rapper Earl Sweatshirt are expected to be somewhere in the top 5 along with Buffett.

See Jimmy’s full chart history here.

Tagged in Albums, Charts

Jimmy Catches a Big Fish

August 23rd, 2013

On Wednesday, in between Jones Beach shows, Jimmy took to the waters off Nantucket for some fishing. Check out his catch!


“Look what ran into my line this morning!” he tells USA TODAY through his rep.

More: Jimmy Buffett talks about his new album

The singer/songwriter/surfer, 66, caught a very large tuna in the ocean waters off Nantucket while enjoying a day off between Jones Beach concerts in the New York area. It weighed in at 350 pounds and was 74 inches long.

That’s one big fish, Jimmy!

And no, his publicist assures USA TODAY, it’s not a stunt for his upcoming Broadway musical, Big Fish. But it sure could be.

In fact, Jimmy’s rep tells USA TODAY that he was surprised by the catch, which took him about an hour to reel in.

(hat tip Dean and Ann)

Tagged in Personal/Family

Margaritaville Groundbreaking Finally Moving Forward in Hollywood

August 21st, 2013

After three years and a few delays, the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is finally ready for groundbreaking:

The developer of Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will host a groundbreaking bash for local dignitaries at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Johnson Street bandshell.

Hollywood officials are predicting the $147 million Jimmy Buffett-themed project will usher in a wave of redevelopment on the beach.

Nearly 200 city officials and VIPs have been invited to the big event.

Tagged in Business Empire, Margaritaville Hotel

Margaritaville Biloxi to Add Hotel Tower

August 20th, 2013

The Margaritaville Biloxi opened a year and a half ago, and this week it was revealed that a hotel tower is planned for the development:

A workshop to discuss a connector road for Bayview Avenue brought news of two casino developments on the Point in Biloxi.

Margaritaville Casino is planning a $50 million to $60 million development to build a hotel tower, according to managing director John Cary.

Chris Ferrara of Biloxi Boardwalk, who owns the Heinz plant adjacent to Margaritaville, said he plans to spend $200 million for a casino, hotel, convention center and RV park in east Biloxi.

Tagged in Business Empire, Casinos, Margaritaville Hotel

Buffett’s New Album ‘Songs From St. Somewhere’ In Stores Today!

August 20th, 2013

Jimmy Buffett first studio album in five years hits stores today! Songs From St. Somewhere features 15 songs, plus a bonus track.

Download your copy now at iTunes or AmazonMP3, or order the CD at Amazon.


  1. Something Bout A Boat
  2. Einstein Was A Surfer
  3. Earl’s Dead Cadillac For Sale
  4. Too Drunk To Karaoke – Duet with Toby Keith
  5. Serpintine
  6. Useless But Important Information
  7. I Want to Go Back to Cartagena
  8. Soulfully
  9. Rue De La Guitare
  10. I’m No Russian
  11. Tides
  12. The Rocket That Grandpa Rode
  13. I Wave Bye Bye
  14. Colour Of The Sun
  15. Oldest Surfer On The Beach
  16. I Want to Go Back to Cartegana – Spanish version duet with Fanny Lu

Listened to the album yet? Give us your review in the comments.

Tagged in Albums