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Steve Martin to Receive Prestigious Bluegrass Award

The “wild and crazy guy” that is Steve Martin continues to build his music résumé up to that of his comedy credits. The actor has been playing banjo since he was a teen and incorporated a little picking into his standup shows in the Seventies, along with memorable musical interludes on Saturday Night Live and on his comedy albums, among many public performances. But it wasn’t until the last few years that he really started to get critical acclaim for his musicianship. And now, on top of his five Grammy awards and three International Bluegrass Music trophies, the iconic entertainer is once again being honored by the IBMA, this time with one of five Distinguished Achievement awards. 10 Funniest Lines From Steve Martin’s AFI Tribute That coveted trophy is given to artists and organizations for their significant contributions to bluegrass music.

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