Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett became a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as "Margaritaville," "Come Monday," and "Cheeseburger In Paradise." He recorded over forty albums, most of which went gold, platinum, or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours were an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom were professionals by day and dressed in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy came to town.
Born in the Gulf Coast town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He was a fourth-generation sailor and fisherman, a pilot, a surfer, and a frequent traveler to remote and exotic places around the world, having become addicted to National Geographic magazine as a child. The lyrics to many of his songs were influenced by his travels all over the globe.
As a best-selling author, he was one of only nine authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists. Jimmy received two Grammy nominations, numerous Country Music Association awards, and was the recipient of one of the nation's highest songwriting honors when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.