Steve Martin's Catchy Bluegrass Tune Will Have You Tapping Your Feet

Bluegrass may not be everybody’s cup of tea (or Kentucky bourbon), but Steve Martin’s catchy Bluegrass tune will have you tapping your feet! 

The Bluegrass region of the United States is located in Kentucky; however, Bluegrass music originated in Appalachia, which is made up of 13 states, including Kentucky. Bluegrass music originated in the 1940s, and Steve Martin did, too. 

Born in 1945, Steve Martin has been creating art for nearly 6 decades! The 78-year-old comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician began writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the 1960s, and these days, he stars in the Hulu series Only Murders in the Building—renewed for a fourth season in October 2023—and plays super fun Bluegrass music. He’s one amazing talent!

Whether you are reminded of two crazy Czechoslovakians, a father of a bride, a sadistic dentist who is ultimately fed to a man-eating plant, or a big-nosed, sweet-talking Frenchman… There's a Steve Martin association for the vast majority of Americans over 30. Mr. Martin’s body of work is incredible!

Like all of his endeavors, Steve Martin’s music is very entertaining. The lyrics for “Bluegrass Radio,” performed by Steve and banjoist Alison Brown, are clever and, frankly, educational! Listeners will learn a lot about the Bluegrass radio stations around the country. And, did you know that Bluegrass creds result in good eating? “Number one in Texas” means Steve and Alison are enjoying breakfast and Chick-fil-A! 

If the words of the song are true, Steve Martin doesn’t read music and he does wear a toupée. Maybe, they are only partly true. 

What’s true is that Steve and Alison, along with musician friends Stuart Duncan, Sam Bush, Trey Hensley, and Todd Philips on the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and bass, respectively are proud as punch about hitting #1!

Even so, according to The Bluegrass Situation, Steve said, “This little tune brings a ton of joy to me. Alison’s playing is flawless, and my singing is flaw-full.” Always the comedian!

“For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.” Psalm 149:4


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