1. Touring as a Duo, Steve Martin and Martin Short Mix a Little Bluegrass With a Torrent of Roasting

    August 15, 2016 10:29 PM EDT In a Santa Barbara show worth trekking up the coast for, the two amigos established that banjo runs and blunt one-liners go together just fine. The Borscht Belt and bluegrass music were never exactly synonymous, but, in their current tour as a musical-comedy duo, Steve Martin and Martin…

  2. 12 Comedy Acts That Laughed Their Way to Billboard Chart Success -- From Eddie Murphy to The Lonely Island

    May 26, 2016 3:21 PM EDT Comedians and humorous troupes like The Lonely Island have made their mark on Billboard ’s charts -- with many scoring impressive feats usually reserved for mainstream pop and rock stars. Here's a look at a selection of acts that laughed all the way to big chart hits. Billboard Cover:…

  3. Steve Martin Guest Curating Exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

    March 11, 2016 9:47 PM EST Steve Martin has some happy eyes to go with those happy feet. The actor and comedian is guest curator of an exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts devoted to Canadian modernist Lawren Harris. Steve Martin Goes into Meltdown Mode for 'I Don't Want to Do This Show':…

  4. Steve Martin Goes into Meltdown Mode for 'I Don't Want to Do This Show': Watch

    March 01, 2016 5:48 AM EST Steve Martin can play a neurotic entertainer having hideous pre-showtime nerves as well as anyone.  The veteran funnyman and Grammy-winning banjo player had a slot on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show overnight to talk about his Broadway musical co-creation with Edie Brickell , Bright Star . He…

  5. From Spacehog to Spotify: 7 Rockers Turned Music Execs

    June 22, 2015 4:00 PM EDT Long before the T&E reports, mileage upgrades and calendar invites, many a music exec played in bands, made poor hair choices and dreamt of someday making it. Slogging across interstates, camping on floors and finding little in the way of major success, the experience left an indelible…

  6. Ed Helms on His Bluegrass Album Debut and Why He'd Lose in a Banjo Throwdown With Steve Martin

    June 18, 2015 2:19 PM EDT Actor Ed Helms makes his living off laughs, but he takes his passion -- music -- very seriously. In between roles in the Hangover films, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and elsewhere, the 41-year-old is a bluegrass renaissance man, playing several instruments in The Lonesome Trio and running The Bluegrass…

  7. David Letterman's Last 'Late Show': Foo Fighters, Bill Murray, Barack Obama Salute the Late Night King

    May 21, 2015 1:36 AM EDT All good things come to an end. And so it was for David Letterman’s stint at the helm of his much-loved late-night talk show on CBS. After 33 years (and 6,028 shows) entertaining night owls, Letterman’s The Late Show on Wednesday evening was his last.  It was an emotional farewell as the…

  8. APA Promotes Music Agent Steve Martin to Partner

    February 16, 2015 8:41 PM EST APA has promoted worldwide music executive vice president Steve Martin to partner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sony Music Promotes Execs In Australia, Asia "Steve has done a tremendous job in furthering our footprint and continued growth," APA president and CEO James Gosnell…

  9. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's Grammy-Winning Partnership Becomes a Tour & Musical

    March 04, 2014 12:58 AM EST Steve Martin has found a lot of inspiration from very talented people over the years: actors such as Diane Keaton and Martin Short, and writers like David Mamet and Dennis Potter, for instance. Edie Brickell fires his imagination in much the same way. "A collaboration like with Edie is…

  10. New Edie Brickell Tunes Appear on 'Way, Way Back' Soundtrack

    June 20, 2013 6:00 AM EDT Two new songs from Edie Brickell, “For The Time Being” and “Go Where The Love Is,” appear on the soundtrack to Fox Searchlight’s “The Way, Way Back” that opens July 5. Columbia Records will release the soundtrack on July 2. Brickell, currently on tour with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Blast Back; Lana Del Rey Debuts; Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj Get Hot (100)-Headed

    May 05, 2013 5:05 AM EDT With their new collaboration, Martin and Brickell net their highest Billboard 200 ranks in decades. Plus, Del Rey reaches new Hot 100 heights and Billboard charts spur Carey and Minaj's latest sparring. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell make impressive returns to the Billboard 200, as…

  12. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  13. Bluegrass Music Awards: Steve Martin Honors Earl Scruggs

    September 28, 2012 10:25 AM EDT It was a hard year in the bluegrass world and the loss of icons such as Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson hung over the International Bluegrass Music Awards on Thursday night. The Gibson Brothers won entertainer of the year and joined Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the only multiple winners…

  14. Alison Krauss, Russell Moore Lead Bluegrass Nominations

    August 17, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Many of the top stars in bluegrass music were in attendance Wednesday at Nashville's Loveless Barn as the nominations were announced for the 23rd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards. Figuring prominently in the mix were Russell Moore & Third Tyme Out, who tallied nine…

  15. Exclusive: 'Weeds' Revives 'Little Boxes' Theme With Ben Folds, Steve Martin

    July 12, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Showtime's "Weeds" began its eighth and final season Sunday and has returned to using Malvina Reynolds ' "Little Boxes," a folk ditty written in 1962 about growing housing tracts in the San Francisco Bay area. As the show did in its second and third seasons, the…

  16. Ed Helms: Bluegrass Ambassador, Tiger Bed Maker, 'Office' Optimist

    May 02, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Talks L.A. Bluegrass Situation, John C. Reilly's Great Voice & the 'Work Cut Out for Us' If 'The Office' Gets Another Season The 3rd annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation will be taking place this weekend. Conceived by Largo proprietor Mark Flanagan and comic actor Ed…

  17. ACM Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Lady A Own the Night

    April 01, 2012 11:55 PM EDT The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were a mixture of expected winners sprinkled with a couple of surprises. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum repeated wins in the Entertainer, Female Vocalist, and Vocal Group of the…

  18. Steve Martin Q&A: On Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass & Comedy

    March 30, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Says Upcoming Tour Is 'Sort of 60% Music, 40% Comedy' At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Rascal Flatts will be joined by a special guest on banjo -- the actor, comedian and respected musician -- Steve Martin . The 66-year-old will be touring this summer with the Steep…

  19. Banjo Man: Remembering Earl Scruggs

    March 29, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Chet Atkins played the guitar. Bob Wills played the fiddle. Earl Scruggs played the banjo, and did he ever. Scruggs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 88, revolutionized the way that the banjo was played, influencing countless musicians in the process. Born January 6, 1924 in Shelby, NC…

  20. Jason Aldean 'Flying High' After Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2011 12:00 PM EST The nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards reflect a mix of cutting-edge sounds and old favorites in the country field. In the Best Country Solo Performance slot,| SHOCK: WHO WAS SNUBBED "I'm flying pretty high right now," Aldean told the press backstage at the Grammy…

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