Jimmy Buffett's License to Chill is a collection of some of the singer/songwriter's favorite songs. The man who routinely packs arenas with tens of thousands of merry revelers occasionally slips unannounced into bars to play. And when he does, he draws from a different repertoire than "Margaritaville" and the rest of the songs that have made him so famous.
His "bar gig" songs, as he calls them, include Jerry Garcia's "Scarlet Begonias," the Hank Williams classic "Hey Good Lookin'," Don Gibson's chestnut "Sea of Heartbreak," Guy Clark's "Boats to Build and the Leon Russell tropical charmer "Back to the Island." These Buffett favorites have never found their way onto any of his recordings. Until now.
Those five tunes, as well as five Buffett originals and contributions from such acclaimed songwriters as John Hiatt, Bruce Cockburn and Bill Withers, among others, complete the record. Once he'd assembled the song stack, he called country superstars Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, George Strait and Clint Black and asked if they'd like to record with him in Key West. Additional collaborations with the legendary Bill Withers and songstress Nanci Griffith soon followed. Jimmy's seven solo performances round out the 16-song set.
- Hey Good Lookin' (with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and George Strait)
- Boats To Build
- License To Chill (with Kenny Chesney)
- Coast Of Carolina
- Piece Of Work (with Toby Keith)
- Anything, Anytime, Anywhere
- Trip Around The Sun (with Martina McBride)
- Simply Complicated
- Coastal Confessions
- Sea Of Heartbreak (with George Strait)
- Conky Tonkin' (with Clint Black)
- Playin' The Loser Again (with Bill Withers)
- Window On The World
- Someone I Used To Love (with Nanci Griffith)
- Scarlet Begonias
- Back To The Island