Remember When Jimmy Buffett Sang “Hey, Good Lookin'” With A Bunch Of Country Stars?

George Strait, Jimmy Buffett, and Alan Jackson

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Jimmy Buffett Collaborated With A Ton Of Country Singers To Remake Hank Williams’ “Hey, Good Lookin'”

Jimmy Buffett almost could not be defined by genre. People from all walks of life enjoyed his songs, and he influenced artists of all types. From Brad Paisley to Paul McCartney, Buffett could relate to everyone.

But the “Margaritaville” singer dug his roots in country music. He got his start in the genre decades ago, and kept one foot firmly planted in it throughout his life. Over the years he collaborated with artists such as Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, and Miranda Lambert.

Buffett died on September 1, 2023 at the age of 76,  leaving many devastated friends behind. Artists such as Jackson, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith reacted to the news.


Jimmy Buffett enlisted Kenny Chesney as one of the artists on his all-star "Hey Good Lookin'" collaboration...
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Alan, Kenny, George, & More Joined Jimmy To Cover Hank’s Classic Song

In 2004, Buffett covered Hank Williams’ classic tune “Hey, Good Lookin'” for his album License to Chill. He upped the ante by inviting several of his best country pals to collaborate with him on the track. The resulting mega-mashup quickly sailed to the eighth spot on what we now call the Hot Country Songs chart.

Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, George Strait, Clint Black, and Kenny Chesney joined Buffett on the tune. Also, they all filmed a music video for the track, which Trey Fanjoy and Stan Kellam directed.

On top of being a country hit, the group’s version of “Hey, Good Lookin'” reached the 63rd spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

You can revisit Buffett’s “Hey, Good Lookin'” collaboration with the bunch of country stars by tuning in to the video below. With all of these outstanding artists together on one track, it’s no wonder why this song took the charts by storm!

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