Jimmy Buffett in 60 Minutes, Jimmy Buffett in Sixty Minutes.
"Jimmy Buffett Uncut: 60 Minutes Special" premieres exclusively on CMT Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT* with never-before-seen footage from a recent in-depth interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft. Buffett discusses his life and career including growing up in Mobile, Ala.; the inspiration that drew him to music; his early days in Key West; personal time with wife, Jane; Country superstar and friend Alan Jackson; and of course Parrotheads.
When he first set out on his musical career, Jimmy Buffett didn't make it in Nashville, so he drifted to Key West, Fla., wrote a hit called "Margaritaville" and built a legion of frozen-drink-sipping fans, affectionately called "Parrotheads." Now, more than 30 years later, in a revealing interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft for "Jimmy Buffett Uncut: 60 Minutes Special", Jimmy Buffet tells how he was able to bring his career full circle.
On the exclusive CMT special, Jimmy Buffett tells Steve Kroft he has no plans to slow down. "Well, I always said that I wouldn't use a teleprompter, and if I start to sing real flat, I'll hang it up ... I'm having fun now [and] as long as that continues ... "
The past year has been a big one for Buffett, whose newest CD, "License To Chill," (see here) debuted at No. 1 on both the Pop and Country charts, and was the first number one record of his career. The collection, which features duets with some of country's biggest stars including Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, George Strait and Martina McBride among others, spent 15 weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Additionally, Jimmy's new novel, "A Salty Piece Of Land," was released November 30, 2004 (see here). The New York Times said it "is very possibly Buffett's best work to date." With Jimmy Buffett's three previous No. 1 bestsellers, he is one of only six authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached No. 1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists. "A Salty Piece Of Land" has been in the Top 10 of the New York Times Bestseller List for six weeks.
* "Jimmy Buffett Uncut: 60 Minutes Special" premieres Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM, Central; 9:00 PM, Mountain; 8:00 PM, Pacific.
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