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Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out signs with Rural Rythm

Monday, January 26, 2009 – Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out signed to Rural Rhythm Records, which will release the group's new album later this year. The bluegrass veterans self-released albums after having been with Rounder.

"We are all thrilled to be a part of this new chapter for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. "We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship together and can't wait to share their powerful Rural Rhythm debut album with everyone. "

"Their tremendous accomplishments, combined with their major achievements, awards, and of course their incredible list of hit albums over the years, clearly defines their major artist status in the music business," said Sam Passamano, President of the label.

The upcoming new album will be the group's 15th career album and the first since their 2004 hit CD, "The Best Durn Ride." Moore, founding member, lead vocalist and guitarist with the band said, "We are very excited about our new relationship with Sam Passamano and all the folks at Rural Rhythm Records and are looking forward to working with them on this new studio release. We all feel like this will be a groundbreaking recording for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and we are anxious to get it into everyone's hands as soon as possible."

Joining Moore is Steve Dilling (vocals, banjo), Justen Haynes (vocals, fiddle), Wayne Benson (vocals, mandolin) and Edgar Loudermilk (vocals, bass). The band has won more than 50 industry awards since the band's conception in 1991 including: 7 consecutive wins as the IBMA Vocal Group of the Year; 5-time award winner of the SPBGMA Vocal Group of the Year; and Moore as a 2-time award winner for the IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, plus a 6-time winner of the SPBGMA Male Vocalist of the Year.

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IIIrd Tyme Out CD review - IIIrd Tyme Out
One of the best bands in bluegrass, IIIrd Tyme Out, delivers again. With material from a variety of writers, including three songs by Russell Moore and an instrumental by band-mate and ace mandolist Wayne Benson, they offer a variety of songs. Edgar Loudermilk now plays bass while Justin Haynes continues on fiddle and long-time member Steve Dilling is on banjo. Russell has one of the best lead voices in the business and drives a song hard. Hard Rock Mountain Prison is a prime example of his style. »»»
Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection CD review - Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection
Arguably one of the premier bluegrass bands from 1991 to the present, IIIrd Tyme Out has a huge fan base and they consistently put out great recordings and great performances. The recent departure of founding member Ray Deaton makes this retrospective release even more interesting. Not that it needed help. With 15 songs, 2 of them first releases, there's a wealth of great material here. 3TO's rendition of The Platters's top 10 hit "Only You" was released as an »»»
Back To The MAC
"More!" will be the first thing you say when you listen to IIIrd Tyme Out's return to the Mountain Arts Center CD for another live outing. Great musicians are almost a given on bluegrass recordings, and this band has some of the best. They are also blessed with one of the best lead singers in bluegrass, Russell Moore. This CD features older songs, some standards, some lesser known. They plumb the depths of emotion with an Osborne Brothers' tune, "Medals For Mother" and set your blood pumping with »»»
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