Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Singer-Songwriter, Useless At 76

Born on Christmas Day in 1946, Buffett was raised in Alabama and lived in Nashville earlier than ultimately relocating to Florida to start his music profession in earnest. There, he dabbled in numerous genres, ultimately serving to to discovered the tropical rock sound alongside artists like Bertie Higgins and E.C. Davis. Nevertheless, it wasn’t till 1977, when he launched “Margaritaville,” which featured on the album “Adjustments in Latitude,” that his fame skyrocketed.

The success of “Margaritaville” additionally offered profitable alternatives upon which Buffett well capitalized. Over time, he launched a series of eating places, a beer model, a trip resort, and extra. The success of these ventures gave him a web value of $1 billion on the time of his loss of life, based on Forbes.

All through his profession, which spanned greater than half a century, Buffett launched greater than 30 albums. His musical endeavors earned him two Grammy nominations, together with 5 CMA Awards nominations and one win.