The band appeared on Saturday Night Live and provided arrangement and backing for Steve Martin's million selling recording of "King Tut."
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was the band in Paint Your Wagon with Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin
1976 - The first American group selected by the Soviet government to tour the USSR, spending a month in Russia playing to live audiences and a massive TV audience of 145,000,000.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has received awards such as
1989 --- CMA Award - Album of the Year for Circle II
1990 --- Grammy Award - Vocal Group/Duo of the Year
1990 --- Grammy Award - Best Bluegrass Recording - "Valley Road" with Bruce Hornsby
1990 --- Grammy Award - Best Country Instrumental - "Amazing Grace" with Randy Scruggs
2006 --- Grammy Award - Best Country Instrumental - "Earl's Breakdown,"
The current lineup includes Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, John McEuen, Bob Carpenter.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members have included Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bruce Kunkel, Jackson Browne, Ralph Barr, Les Thompson, Chris Darrow, John McEuen, Jimmy Ibbotson, Bob Carpenter.