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Martin's 'Crow' wins kudos

August 14, 2009|From Staff And Wire Reports

He's won an Emmy and a Grammy, and now Steve Martin is nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Assn. Awards. The writer-comedian picked up six nominations Thursday in connection with his first music record, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo."

Martin was nominated as best banjo player and the album, which is No. 1 on Billboard's bluegrass chart, was nominated as best instrumental recorded performance of the year.

The Dan Tyminski Band led all nominees with nine. Tyminski, a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station, is nominated in categories including entertainer of the year, male vocalist and song of the year, the last for "Wheels."

The duo Dailey & Vincent received seven nominations. The Grascals, who won as entertainers of the year in 2006 and 2007, collected five.

The 20th annual awards will be presented Oct. 1 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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