Katie Couric sings backup for Jimmy Buffett

Katie Couric attends the Disney ABC panel for her talk show "Katie" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP) Todd Williamson

Katie Couric poses for a photo posted on her Instragram account before singing backup on stage with Jimmy Buffet in Noblesville, Ind., July 31, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) Fans who went to see a Jimmy Buffet concert in Indiana earlier this week were surprised to see another famous face take the stage.

Katie Couric sang backup for Buffett on several songs Tuesday during a concert in Noblesville, Ind., about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

The ABC newswoman and TV personality shared a photo (at left) with her Twitter followers before going on stage, writing, "Getting ready to be a Reeferette last night for @JimmyBuffett!!"

The backup singing gig was part of a "YOLO" ("You Only Live Once") segment being taped for Couric's new daytime talk show, "Katie," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Couric told WRTV-TV in Indianapolis that she thought it would be a "fun, very visual kind of little fling."

"She can sing. So, it could be a career-starting move for her. I don't think it's going to be a career-ending move for me," Buffet said of Couric, according to WRTV-TV.

"Katie" is set to debut Sept. 10 on ABC.

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