"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

  • Born Aug. 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas
  • Steve Martin first included a bluegrass instrumental, "Drop Thumb Medley," on his 1979 comedy album Comedy Is Not Pretty! His first album of stand-up comedy, Let's Get Small, went platinum and reached No. 10 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart.
  • Martin won his first career GRAMMY for 1977 for Best Comedy Recording for Let's Get Small. He earned his first instrumental GRAMMY for 2001 for Best Country Instrumental Music Performance for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." 
  • Martin helped popularize the air quote gesture during his stand-up routines and appearances on "Saturday Night Live."
  • Since 1997, the Martin Charitable Foundation has awarded grants in arts and culture and funded research in hearing.

 

Steve Martin

"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

  • Born Aug. 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas
  • Steve Martin first included a bluegrass instrumental, "Drop Thumb Medley," on his 1979 comedy album Comedy Is Not Pretty! His first album of stand-up comedy, Let's Get Small, went platinum and reached No. 10 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart.
  • Martin won his first career GRAMMY for 1977 for Best Comedy Recording for Let's Get Small. He earned his first instrumental GRAMMY for 2001 for Best Country Instrumental Music Performance for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." 
  • Martin helped popularize the air quote gesture during his stand-up routines and appearances on "Saturday Night Live."
  • Since 1997, the Martin Charitable Foundation has awarded grants in arts and culture and funded research in hearing.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Steve Martin

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Nominations
Best Musical Theater Album
Bright Star
 
Nominations
Best American Roots Song
Pretty Little One
 
Wins
Best American Roots Song
Love Has Come For You
Nominations
Best Americana Album
Love Has Come For You
 
Nominations
Best Bluegrass Album
Rare Bird Alert
 
Wins
Best Bluegrass Album
The Crow: New Songs For The Five-String Banjo
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
Born Standing Up
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Word Album
The Pleasure Of My Company
 
Wins
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Word Album
Shopgirl (Steve Martin) (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Spoken Comedy Album
Pure Drivel (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Recording
The Steve Martin Brothers (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Comedy Recording
Comedy Is Not Pretty (Album)
 
Wins
Best Comedy Recording
A Wild And Crazy Guy
 
Wins
Best Comedy Recording
Let's Get Small

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