Jimmy Buffett was honored with a poignant musical tribute at the CMA Awards. 

Jimmy Buffett, the late "Margaritaville" singer and entrepreneur, was remembered with a musical performance of some of his best hits at the Country Music Awards (CMAs) on Wednesday. 

Kenny Chesney, Mac McAnally, Alan Jackson, and the Zac Brown Band performed a Buffett medley that included an emotional interpretation of "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and a joyful rendition of "Margaritaville." 

Throughout the ceremony, photos of Buffett were shown on the stage's video screens."Thank you, Jimmy," Chesney remarked throughout his performance. 

Buffett passed away in September at the age of 76.According to an obituary on his official website, he was diagnosed with Merkel cell skin cancer four years before his death.  

Buffett's tropical rock music and laid-back lifestyle produced a commercial empire of restaurants, casinos, books, and other ventures, 

which he backed up with a legion of admirers known as "Parrotheads."

During his career, the singer-songwriter earned two CMA awards and was nominated for two Grammys. 

In 2006, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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