Jimmy Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and businessman. Buffett is best known for his laid-back, island-infused music, which often features themes of escape, relaxation, and tropical living. He is also known for his colorful personality and his love of sailing.

Buffett was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and grew up in Mobile, Alabama. He began playing guitar at an early age, and he formed his first band, the Downbeats, while he was still in high school. After graduating from high school, Buffett attended Auburn University, where he studied journalism. However, he dropped out of college after two years and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in music.

Buffett’s big break came in 1970, when he released his album “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean”. The album was a commercial success, and it spawned the hit singles “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday”. Buffett’s subsequent albums continued to be successful, and he became one of the most popular singers in the United States.

In addition to his music career, Buffett is also a successful author. He has written several books, including “Tales from Margaritaville” and “A Salty Piece of Land”. Buffett is also a businessman, and he owns a chain of restaurants called Margaritaville.

Buffett is a beloved figure in American culture. His music is enjoyed by people of all ages, and his laid-back lifestyle has inspired many people to adopt a more relaxed approach to life. Buffett is a true American icon, and he will continue to be a popular figure for many years to come.