Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson & More Pay Tribute To The Legendary Jimmy Buffett

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The skies are a little darker in Margaritaville today.

The legendary Jimmy Buffett, whose songs transported us all to the salty beach air with a drink in our hand, passed away last night at the age of 76.

As news of his passing spread this morning, many took to social media to pay tribute to the pirate whose songs played such a huge part in the soundtrack of our lives.

Kenny Chesney, who had a close friendship with Buffett and had appeared with him many times over the years, shared a touching tribute of himself on a quiet beach singing Buffett’s song “A Pirate Looks At Forty.”

And Alan Jackson, whose duet with Buffett on “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is one of his most well-known hits, shared a photo of himself and Buffett holding their CMA Awards for Vocal Event of the Year that they won for the collaboration:

Blake Shelton also paid tribute to Buffett, revealing that the song for his new TV game show Barmageddon was actually written by Buffett:

And the Oak Ridge Boys, who recorded two songs with Buffett, also paid their respects, with Joe Bonsall also adding his own tribute with “A Pirate Looks at Forty.”

Many other country stars also paid tribute to the legend who had such a major influence on the genre – and even more than music, on our culture.

Rest in peace, Jimmy. Enjoy your cheeseburger in paradise.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock