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Jimmy Buffett Postpones Grand Ole Opry Debut Amid COVID-19 Spikes

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Jimmy Buffett has postponed his long-awaited Grand Ole Opry debut due to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases.

The singer was set to appear on June 27 along with Brad Paisley and songwriter Mac McAnally.

"I would just like to say how disappointed I am that because of circumstances with the recent spikes in COVID-19, I have had to postpone my trip to Nashville to play with Mac and Brad Paisley," Buffett wrote in a statement on Facebook.

"I have loved the Grand Ole Opry since the days I covered shows at the Ryman as a Billboard reporter on Music Row in the early 70s before I moved to Margaritaville," he added. "As soon as it is safe for me to travel back to Music City and meet up with Mac and Brad, I will come play for you. Can't wait."

Buffett is known for songs like "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday" but also teamed up with country superstar Alan Jackson on "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," which spent eight non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

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