Jimmy Buffet was born December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. After college, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a country singer. He signed his first record contract in 1973. With instant party hits, he gained a loyal following. He broke into the mainstream with his sixth album, containing the song "Margaritaville". He released his most recent album, Beach House on the Moon, in 1999.