Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


1/1/1966, California

Birth Name

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band



Also Known As

The Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, The Dirt Band.
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Bio

In 1969, the members of the three year-old Nitty Gritty Dirt Band almost packed it in for good, unsure of where the young group was heading next in its career or with its hybrid sound. Thirty-seven years later the remaining foursome…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes