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Buffett tribute band, crawfish, shrimp boil, cheeseburgers in Paradise: April 5 at Tuscaloosa’s The Venue

Jimmy Buffett tribute band, ULA, will be performing at a crawfish and shrimp boil on April 5 at The Venue in Northport.

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Mobile Mardi Gras honors Jimmy Buffett: Giant billboard in parade

A giant billboard in Tuesday’s Mobile Mardi Gras parade read: “Jimmy Buffett’s last hit. Changes in Altitude.”

Will Kimbrough, Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett. Photo: Lawrence Specker Alabama News
First performance of Coral Reefer Band since Jimmy Buffett death set for May 11 in Gadsden

It’s the first featured appearance of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band since the singer’s death on September 1, 2023.

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See all episodes of Jimmy Buffett as Alabama pilot ‘Frank Bama’ on 'Hawaii Five-0'

Most fans know about Jimmy Buffett’s musical career as a singer and songwriter. Fewer know of his success as a book writer, a novelist and a semi-autobiographical writer.

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Birthday on December 25: Jimmy Buffett, Humphrey Bogart, 1/365 of the population

If you are one of the 1/365th of the population who share a birthdate with Jesus, what do your people do about observing your December 25 birthday?

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Two Alabama boys to play Buffett music in his birthplace

Two Alabama musicians who played with and wrote songs with Buffett will perform in his town of birth, Pascagoula, Miss., on Sunday.

Kenny Chesney, left, and Mac McAnally perform a tribute to Jimmy Buffett at the 57th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama News
Musical celebration of Buffett’s life on CMA Awards show, led by Alabama’s Mac McAnally

The eyes of the country music world, and thousands of others who do not normally watch, experienced an unusual and moving musical celebration of the life of the late Jimmy Buffett.

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CMA Awards show to honor Jimmy Buffett Nov. 8; Alabama’s Mac McAnally leads stellar cast

The Country Music Association’s annual awards show on November 8 will feature a tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffett.

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Jimmy Buffett fans feeling the 'Bama Breeze' for annual 'Meeting of the Minds'

Parrotheads united this week in Gulf Shores for the 2023 Meeting of the Minds. Events from the Flora-Bama to Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s had Parrotheads flocking to the coast to enjoy and remember the legendary songwriter and entertainer.

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Buffett recorded life-changing song 50 years ago

Jimmy Buffett had one hit before "Margaritaville." His first big national hit. His breakthrough or breakout.

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National Parrot Head group moves annual Buffett event to Gulf Shores

A rite of passage is the changing of location for the annual “Meeting of the Minds,” the national gathering of members of Parrot Head clubs. For 28 years, it has met in New Orleans and then Key West. Not anymore. It will now meet on Alabama’s Gulf Coast in Gulf Shores.

Will Kimbrough, Mac McAnally, Jimmy Buffett. Photo: Lawrence Specker Alabama News
New Jimmy Buffett release is out, co-written by Alabama musician Will Kimbrough

The newest Jimmy Buffett song (so far) has now been released posthumously.  “University of Bourbon Street” was co-written by Buffett and Mobile native Will Kimbrough.

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That time Jimmy Buffett was a cheerleader at Mobile's McGill

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett's untimely death surprised many of his devoted fans.

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Alabama's Gulf Coast remembers Jimmy Buffett: 'God made music to connect people'

Tourists along the Gulf Coast honored the memory of legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett over the Labor Day weekend following his death Friday.

Jimmy Buffett performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: One of my Jimmy Buffett stories

Jimmy Buffett was a Mobilian. He had many friends here. 

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Alabama's Jimmy Buffett dead at 76

Iconic singer-songwriter and native Alabamian Jimmy Buffett died at age 76, according to a statement posted to his website.