Jimmy Buffett To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Get ready, Parrot Heads, because Jimmy Buffett is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut. The Opry shared the…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 9, 2020


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Get ready, Parrot Heads, because Jimmy Buffett is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut.

The Opry shared the news on Tuesday (June 6), revealing that Buffett will make his debut on the legendary stage alongside Opry member Brad Paisley and award-winning singer/songwriter/musician Mac McAnally.

Buffett will step into the Circle on Saturday, June 27 for the 4,930th broadcast of the Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show. 

Known for his carefree, island-inspired music, Jimmy Buffett is known for songs like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday.” In 2003, Buffett collaborated with country superstar Alan Jackson on the song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” The track was a massive hit and spent eight non-consecutive weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Buffett’s first studio album in seven years, Life On The Flipside, was released last week and was produced by McAnally.

Shows with live audiences at the Grand Ole Opry remain paused, however, fans can tune in each week via live stream or WSM Radio.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.