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by World Music Network October 03, 2011


Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Win Bluegrass Award

Comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martinand his band The Steep Canyon Rangershave won the top award at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards in Nashville, which took place last Thursday. They scooped the 'Entertainer of the Year' title, to which Martin remarked 'I want to thank all the other nominees ... for losing' as he accepted the award at the Ryman auditorium.  It was the first Bluegrass Music Association award for Martin, who took up the banjo as a teenager. 'It really means a lot, sort of like winning two Oscars.'

Perhaps the biggest winners of the night however were The Boxcars, who left with four awards including 'Emerging Artist of the Year' and 'Instrumental Group of the Year,' check out their talent below!