Jimmy Buffett’s Unexpected Duet With Miranda Lambert
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Jimmy Buffett & Miranda Lambert Sing “Margaritaville” Together Live In St. Louis, Missouri
On July 6, 2017, Jimmy Buffett, during one of his concerts in St. Louis, Missouri, surprised his audience by inviting country music artist, Miranda Lambert, to join him in song on stage. Lambert, dressed fittingly in Hawaiian-like attire, enters the stage to join Buffett and the Coral Reefers to sing “Margaritaville.”
Miranda’s First Time At A Jimmy Buffett Concert
Not only was it a surprise to the fans, but surprise to both Buffett and Lambert as well. According to Production Coordinator for the Jimmy Buffett Tour and Margaritaville Blog Author, Heikki Larsen, Lambert was only intending to attend the Jimmy Buffett concert in St. Louis while on her way home to Nashville. When Larsen received word that she was in route, he reached out to Buffett himself, where it was requested that she join the Bing and Bong Show, as well as to follow on stage for “Margaritaville.”
Lambert was elated to join in, as one can see by the smile on her face and sways to the feel of the music. Larsen even recalls Lambert stating, “You can be whoever you want to be at a Jimmy Buffett show.” Lambert even posted that next day to her social media a cheerful picture of the two and the statement,“All smiles! Last night we got to hang with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers in St. Louis! And I got to join him onstage for “Margaritaville.” It was my first time to see him. I’m a #parrothead for life now!”
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Jimmy Buffett And Miranda Lambert Have Multiple Notable Collaborations With Other Artists
While Buffett and Lambert shared a memorable duet in Paradise, both artists have participated in an ample amount of collaborations with other well known artists. Buffett with his unquestionable friendship and partnership with Alan Jackson in the lighthearted 2003 hit, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” in contrast to his heart-tugging “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season” with Kenny Chesney. Other collaborative artists with Buffett include Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Clint Black, and George Straight.
Lambert has also had multiple noteworthy collaborations herself. “Something Bad,” her song released in 2014 with Carrie Underwood, “Drowns The Whiskey” in 2018 with Jason Aldean, and many more!
Miranda Lambert Continues On While Late Jimmy Buffet Remains Remembered
Miranda continues to flourish and perform collaboratively with current artists, such as Maren Morris and Elle King. While even though the late Jimmy Buffett passed September 1, 2023 at the age of 76, his memory is not wasting away in Margaritaville, but remembered by those who have sung with him both on stage and in the crowd.
Watch Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson’s “Five O’Clock Somewhere” below.