Buffett Wins First Award

Jimmy Buffett won his first award ever on Wednesday night (Nov. 5), though he never thought it would be a CMA award. In the pressroom backstage at the CMA Awards show, Buffett said, “I put a lot of time into this town, 31 years. I came here first before I went anywhere. Actually I was a reporter, like you people, at one time. I covered this once and back in those days, it was a far-fetched idea that I’d ever be up here.” Buffett also told reporters that he’s working on a country album to be called Conch-y Tonkin’. 11/6/03