Are you looking forward to the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday? Well, here's a bit of exclusive news we've uncovered that'll be sure to make you want to tune in even more!
Country music fans know that vocal group of the year nominees Rascal Flatts will be performing on the show. And, as you'd probably guess, they're slated to play their latest hit single "Banjo," off their new album Changed, which hits the streets next week. So, no big news there. However, what is news is who will be the Flatts' special guest on stage. I bet you'll never guess!
Steve Martin--yup, the actor/comedian who is also an accomplished Grammy-winning musician, will showcase his banjo skills Sunday night along with the Flatts on the ACM stage.
Martin's been playing the banjo since he was 17 years old, has showcased his skills on such major arenas as American Idol, and is in general one of the most fitting people the Flatts could choose to highlight a tune with the title of "Banjo" (with all due respect to the late Earl Scruggs, whose recent passing will likely flavor the Flatts' performance as well). Since we are talking Steve Martin--and Rascal Flatts--it's sure to be a lot of fun.
If you're interested in checking Martin's musical skills outside of the televised ACM Awards, Steve Martin and his band, the Steep Canyon Rangers, will be touring North America this summer in support of their Grammy-nominated album, Rare Bird Alert. They'll kick off their 35-city summer trek in Indio, CA at Stagecoach Festival on April 28. You can keep up with the schedule here.
- Rascal Flatts
- Steve Martin