Whether or not there's a large body of water within 1,000 miles of the stage he's gracing, singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett has built a four-decade-long career on creating and sharing a piece of the beach-bum lifestyle with his fellow "Parrotheads" around the world. Meanwhile, the Mississippi native expanded his tropical-themed empire into the restaurant, tequila, beer and casino businesses, among others, while continuing to tour regularly and to record new music. He released his 29th album in 2013, titled Song from St. Somewhere, and it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Generations of fans still buy tickets in droves to see Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band on tour, and not just to hear him perform songs like "Margaritaville," "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," "Come Monday," and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." A Buffett concert is a full-on participatory experience that often starts with fans -- many decked out in Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops, grass skirts (regardless of gender) or other, often more extravagant, costumes -- tailgating in the parking lot, and moving the party inside for the show. Buffett still plays the jolly ringleader, setting the tone with his often-humorous music, which he's described as "drunken Caribbean rock 'n' roll" and "gulf+Western."