Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, sidelined from his annual summer tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic, says people need an occasional rest from what’s going on in the world, as he explains in an interview with Tracy Smith for “CBS Sunday Morning” to be broadcast Sunday, July 26.
Buffett has been using his time away from touring to launch a new CD, “Life on the Flip Side,” and to perform online, often for groups of first responders.
“Historically, you think about it, in times like this, you still have to have a little fun, you still have to have a rest from what’s going on. And you know, I knew that that was the case, because we’ve had a history of that,” Buffett says of singing for first responders. Healthcare workers and doctors, he said, “for a long time have used my music in operating rooms and emergency rooms to calm down.”