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Jimmy Buffett to Appear in ‘The Beach Bum’ Film

posted November 16th, 2017 at 7:58 pm

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by Josh Martin

In the same Instagram post that Buffett revealed Mac McAnally’s heart attack, Jimmy Buffett shared a photo of himself with Snoop Dogg on a boat in Miami and revealed that he’ll be Snoop’s songwriting partner in the upcoming film ‘The Beach Bum':

“No, I am not the beach bum in the movie,” Jimmy says. “He is played by Matthew McConaughey. I am JB, Snoop’s writing partner. Movie is directed by Harmony Korine. Coming soon to a theatre near you!”

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Mac McAnally Has Heart Attack

posted November 16th, 2017 at 7:49 pm

by Josh Martin

In a post on Instagram, Jimmy Buffett revealed that Coral Reefer Mac McAnally had a heart attack but is doing well:

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Buffett and The Eagles Will Reportedly Pair Up in 2018

posted November 15th, 2017 at 10:27 am

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by Josh Martin

In an interview with Bestclassicbands.com, The Eagles manager Irving Azoff said that the iconic band and Jimmy Buffett will pair up to play stadium shows next year:

After a warm reception to an Eagles reunion without the late Glenn Frey, a set of stadium dates is being planned for summer of 2018, pairing the best-selling band with party troubadour Jimmy Buffett.

“One word answer? Yes,” the band’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, told Best Classic Bands. Coors Field in Denver will be one destination, Azoff said, with “an Eagles/Buffett celebration up in the mountains there. We’re just talking about a handful” of stadium dates featuring the two classic artists.

Azoff declined to comment about a possible Eagles tour following the stadium dates, noting that the band is still in flux after the untimely death of co-founder Frey. Vince Gill and Frey’s son Deacon have stepped in to handle Frey’s vocals and guitar work to great acclaim. While live dates are planned, any studio recordings are unlikely.

Jimmy Buffett opened for The Eagles in the 1970’s:

“Only a few people really know how significant Glenn, Don, Irving and the Eagles were to my rise through the ranks of bands trying to achieve just a sliver of the success that they had achieved,” Jimmy said. “After that first night, Glenn and I went on to become close friends, songwriting collaborators and neighbors in Aspen. He and Don were instrumental in getting Irving Azoff to become my manager, and eventually open for the Eagles on the Hotel California tour of America, which was the rocket ship we rode to eventually becoming a headliner.”

Buffett also gave the speech at The Eagles induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Jimmy at Escape to Margaritaville in Chicago

posted November 13th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was in Chicago over the weekend for the opening of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ the musical at the Oriental Theatre and one of the biggest stars in the musical world, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, stopped by and joined Jimmy on stage:

Lin-Manuel Miranda spent Saturday in Chicago, unannounced and mostly in the company of Jimmy Buffett.

Each man has a show currently in Chicago: Miranda’s “Hamilton” is in the midst of a long run in the Loop. Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” is in preview performances at the Oriental Theatre.

Buffett and Miranda appeared together at the Chicago matinee of “Hamilton” Saturday. On Saturday night, sources said, the duo were to appear together at the curtain call for “Margaritaville.”

The two are friends. Buffett has seen “Hamilton” several times already, including a night spent watching the show in New York from the soundboard.

Tagged in Musicals, Special Appearances

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Musical’s Songs to be Released

posted November 9th, 2017 at 1:17 pm

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by Josh Martin

On the day that the ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ musical debuts on Broadway, fans at home will be able to hear the songs from the show:

This coming February, Broadway audiences will get the chance to see Jimmy Buffett’s first-ever musical, Escape to Margaritaville.

But Parrotheads and theater fans alike the world over will be able to hear the show’s songs the same day as its first Broadway performance (Feb. 16, 2018) when the Escape to Margaritaville cast recording is released digitally on and on CD on Buffett’s Mailboat Records, the label and producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced exclusively through Billboard today.

The cast recording — which will be recorded this month in Chicago and features original Buffett songs alongside classics like “Come Monday,” “Volcano” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” — is the first of its kind on Buffett’s Mailboat label.

“I always felt that an album should be a musical journey, and I have made a few of them,” Buffett says in a statement. “The amazing thing to me about this project is that the collection of classic and new songs, chosen from a treasure chest of material, never perceived by yours truly as such a journey, became one. It is a strange and wonderful feeling to hear your songs sung by others with the new and exciting mission to create a melodic ship on which the story of Escape to Margaritaville can sail.”

Calling out producers Mac McAnally, Mike Utley, and Chris Jahnke as his “veteran captains,” Buffett adds, “I have been listening to the cast sing these songs from the front of the house, which is a strange seat for me, for the past several months. From LaJolla, to New Orleans, Houston and Chicago, I marvel at how our crew and their interpretations of both classic and new songs, are taking the good ship Margaritaville towards a new and exciting port of call — Broadway.”

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Mac McAnally Wins CMA Musician of the Year

posted November 9th, 2017 at 8:03 am

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by Josh Martin

Mac McAnally has once again won the CMA Award for Musician of the Year:

This is the ninth time McAnally, a chart-topping recording artist, producer, songwriter and studio owner, has been honored by his peers in this specific category. He has a previous record-breaking eight consecutive wins (2008-2015) for this award — quite the feat.

When accepting the award, McAnally said, “Wonders never cease. My friends in the country music world have seen fit to honor me for the ninth time! I’m as blessed as guitar pickers get. Thanks CMA!”

McAnally ties with Chet Atkins for the most wins for CMA Musician of the Year (originally called Instrumentalist of the Year).

Congrats Mac!

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