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03/02/2010

Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett Come Together For CMT Crossroads

Known for his  high-energy sold-out shows, beach inspired tropical tunes and  devoted and enthusiastic fans, singer-songwriter Jimmy  Buffett  shares the stage with this year's Grammy winner for "Best New  Artist," the Zac Brown  Band, as they team up for the latest episode of the  critically-acclaimed CMT CROSSROADS series.  CMT CROSSROADS: JIMMY  BUFFETT AND ZAC BROWN BAND premieres  Friday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on  CMT.            

Taped  before an invitation only audience, Jimmy Buffett  and Zac Brown Band bring their tropical tastes and  rousing performances to each other's hit songs such as Jimmy  Buffett's "Margaritaville" and "Son of a Sailor"  and Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" and  "Toes." Singer/songwriter/author  Jimmy Buffett  has recorded more than forty records, most of which have gone gold,  platinum or multi-platinum.  His legions of colorfully-attired  fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, flock to his sold-out  concerts to hear the songs they know and love: "Margaritaville,"  "Cheeseburger In Paradise," "Fins," "Come Monday," "Changes In  Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes," etc.   As a best-selling  author, he is one of only nine authors in the history of the New  York Times Bestseller List to have reached No.1 on both their  fiction and non-fiction lists.  Jimmy has received two Grammy  nominations, numerous CMA awards and was the recipient of one of the  nation's highest songwriting honors when he was inducted into the  Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.  Buffett released a new  studio album, "Buffet Hotel," in December of last year, his first  studio album since 2006's "Take the Weather With  You." Zac  Brown Band were  recently named GRAMMY's "Best New Artist" and are nominated for four  Academy of Country Music Awards including "Entertainer of the Year."   They are currently on the road with their "Breaking Southern  Ground" national tour, headlining arenas and amphitheatres along the  West Coast. The band's platinum-certified, major label debut The  Foundation - one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009 - is out now  (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) and features the band's  first three No.1 hit singles and a fourth single "Highway 20 Ride,"  which is rapidly climbing the charts. Amid a schedule full of  festivals and their own headlining shows, this summer, Zac Brown  Band will also join the Dave Matthews Band to perform at select  shows across the U.S. including New York's  Citi Field. Jimmy  Buffett and  Zac Brown Band  join an elite group of performers who have taped CMT CROSSROADS,  which pairs country music stars with popular artists from other  genres-pop, rock, R&B-to play together, swap stories, and share  their common love of music.


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