I honestly had no clue Steve Martin was a musical sort of guy. I'll just file this under who knew.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member, John McEuen, is producing a new album by funny man Steve Martin. Martin had a hand in writing all 15 tracks on the album and will be getting help from some well known country singers. Some of the people who are joining Martin will be Earl Scruggs, Vince Gill, and Dolly Parton just to name a few.
McEuen says, "The Steve album is coming along great! People will be shocked at how vast and varied is music is, and how hot he plays… this album will show Steve as a composer of unique hot and soulful music, and as a songwriter with an unusual twist for lyrics. And, in the 44 years I've known him, I've never heard him playing better."
The album is due to be released in early 2009.