NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Comedian and banjo picker Steve Martin is competing for an honor at the 20th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards.
Martin has already collected Grammy and Emmy awards.
He said a few days before the show, to air on satellite radio from Nashville on Thursday night, that he was excited and said winning a bluegrass award "could be better than an Oscar."
Martin's first music album, "The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo," has topped the bluegrass chart this year.
Dan Tyminski, a guitarist and singer, and his band had nine nominations, including entertainer of the year. The duo Dailey & Vincent has seven nods.
Martin is a finalist for six awards.
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