Keith Urban Pays Tribute to Jimmy Buffett with Heartfelt Tribute

The world mourned the loss of Jimmy Buffett over the weekend.

Jimmy Buffett, whose music and island-flavored lifestyle inspired a fan base with its own name, “Parrotheads,” and a successful career as a restaurateur, author, philanthropist, actor and merchandiser, died Friday at age 76 at home in Sag Harbor, New York from Merkel Cell Skin Cancer.

A statement on his social media early Saturday morning said he “passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs. He lived his life like a song till the very last breath and will be missed beyond measure by so many.”

In a career that spanned 59 years, he released 31 studio albums, nine compilation albums, 14 live albums, eight specialty albums, and 67 singles. is 2003 duet with Alan Jackson, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” topped the country charts for eight weeks.

Alan, along with fellow country stars like Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley all took to social media to honor the Margaritaville singer.

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Keith Urban paid tribute to Buffett during a show in Atlantic City over the weekend. “I was shocked today to hear about that and was immediately thinking about a time that we got to go down to St. Barts, and we got an invite from Jimmy to go have dinner with him and his wife,” Urban told the crowd.

“When we were down there, Jimmy said to me, ‘Man, you should grab your guitar. There’s a bar in town, and I’m sure if we take our guitars they’ll let us sit in.’  So it’s me and Jimmy carrying our guitars down the street in St. Barts,” he shared before showing a photo of the pair on stage together.

“It was such an honor to know him and a huge loss, but an incredible legacy of music that he’s left,” Urban added before singing portions of Buffett’s hits “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville.

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