If you didn’t know by now, Steve Martin plays the banjo — and now he’s won a Bluegrass Award for it!
Steve might be best known as a comedian and writer, but he’s also gifted at playing the banjo with his band, The Steep Canyon Rangers.
On Thursday night the group won Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, The Associated Press reports (via ABC News).
Steve has recorded two albums of mostly original songs. This is Steve’s first IBMA award and his band’s second.
When accepting the award Steve joked, “I want to thank all the other nominees … for losing.”
“It really means a lot, sort of like winning two Oscars,” he added after the show. “It’s something we work very hard at and I kind of started from scratch. I mean I’ve been playing banjo for 50 years, but performing in a band I’ve never done. I’ve done it for about two years … You know, the hardest part was talking and tuning.”