Skip to main content


Martin Named Billboard’s #1 Top Bluegrass Artist and
CD For The Year; “The Crow” Continues Its #1
Chart Position This Week Having Been #1 For 25 Weeks

LOS ANGELES, CA—December 17, 2009—Grammy® and Emmy© winning actor, comedian, author and musician Steve Martin has received a Grammy nomination for “Best Bluegrass Album” for The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo (Rounder.)  Billboard Magazine has named Martin as the Top Bluegrass Artist of 2009 and The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo the top Bluegrass Album of the year.  The Crow once again reaches #1on the Top Bluegrass Albums chart having been on the charts for 42 weeks and holding the #1 spot for 25 of those weeks. Steve wrote or arranged all of the songs on the album, plays banjo on all of the tracks and sings the vocals on the comedic “Late For School” track. This past fall Martin toured North America and played Royal Festival Hall in London, with the award-winning bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers, in support of the CD which won two International Bluegrass Music Association awards.

Steve Martin is a three-time Grammy® winner, the latest for his collaboration with Earl Scruggs on Foggy Mountain Breakdown (2001) and two for comedy albums Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) and Let’s Get Small (1977.) After playing on the Grammy® Award winning Foggy Mountain Breakdown with Earl Scruggs, Martin began writing a string of new banjo songs, some with lyrics and some as instrumentals. An album 45 years in the making, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo features special vocal appearances by Mary Black, Vince Gill, Tim O’Brien, Dolly Parton and instrumental guest spots by Earl Scruggs, John McEuen (producer of The Crow), Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka. 

Steve will be appearing on The Today Show on December 24th to talk about The Crow and his new movie “It’s Complicated” in which he co-stars with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.  “It’s Complicated” will be released on Christmas Day.  The 52ndAnnual Grammy Awards are on January 31, 2010 and will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. EST/PST.  It has also been announced that Martin and Baldwin will co-host the 82nd Annual Oscar Awards on March 7th.

For more information on Steve Martin, including message boards, tour dates and more, please visit


Popular posts from this blog

Funeral Arrangements Set For Craig Morgan's Son Jerry

Jerry Michael Hardy Greer is the son of Craig and Karen Greer. He was 19 years old on the day of his going home. Jerry was the smile that instantly lit up any room. He was a superstar without even trying. He was a natural athlete that accomplished what most spend a lifetime attempting to achieve. He was a devoted and dedicated son, brother and friend. He loved his God, his family, his friends and his country more than anything. His passions were football, soccer and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by everyone who came in contact with him. He will be forever in our thoughts, in our words, and in our hearts. 
Jerry was preceded in death by grandfather William Edward Horn, grandmother Betty Sue Crockett and cousin Brant Keith Kelley.
Jerry is survived by his parents Craig and Karen Greer; his sister Marisa Davis, niece Bailey and nephew Jameson; his sister Alexandra Beaird, her husband Ryan and nephew Cruze; his brother Kyle Greer and his fiancé Chelsea Rogers; and his brother Wyat…

New Flavor Friday from Blue Bell..

From KHOU-TV Houston:  BRENHAM, TX -- Blue Bell Ice Cream is teasing a new flavor on its social media feeds. The Texas-based ice cream company has been slowly reintroducing its flavors to many of the markets it had withdrawn from after last year's fatal Listeria outbreak forced them to completely shut down production for a time. During the shutdown, the company worked with outside experts to control and eliminate potential sources of Listeria inside the Texas and Oklahoma facilities where the outbreak originated. While production of the iconic brand has resumed, not all of the company's flavors that were being produced prior to the plant closings are available. Blue Bell has been taking a measured reintroduction, and now has product available in most states and markets where they were prior to the closings. In this week's social media tease, the company says the new flavor will have fans "dancing in the grocery store aisles." Our newest flavor is a combination o…

They call her..The Bare Naked Bandit..29 yr Old Lee Grace Doherty

ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!

Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…