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Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Score #1 with "It's About Tyme"

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It's About TymeCumming, GA -- Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out along with Break A String Records is pleased to announce the band's latest album, It's About Tyme, has reached #1 on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Albums chart for December. Released September 4th, It's About Tyme has been the fastest charting album in the band's history, making its debut on the National Survey at #2 just last month.

It's About Tyme gained immediate success when the first single, "Brown County Red," debuted at #1 on Bluegrass Today's Top 20 Monthly Songs chart just one month after its release earlier this year. The song continues to climb the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 30 Songs chart coming in at #5 this month. Additionally, the latest single penned by Russell Moore, "I'm Leaving You And Fort Worth Too" is #1 on Bluegrass Today's Top 20 Songs chart for December and #19 on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 30 Songs chart this month.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will celebrate 25 years of making ground-breaking music when the band commences their 2016 touring schedule. Moore, is the International Bluegrass Music Association's most awarded male vocalist, taking home the award a record five times. As journalist Jon Weisberger recently stated, "...it’s more than just longevity that gets Russell Moore’s name out front. The man is, to put it simply, one of the finest singers you’ll ever hear, and he makes it seem positively effortless." Joined by four unequivocally talented musicians with Wayne Benson on mandolin, Justen Haynes on fiddle, Keith McKinnon on banjo, and Jerry Cole on bass, this band continues to bring fresh music to the ears, while staying true to the tradition that has made them an industry favorite for over two decades.

With the first note of music and the unmistakeable tenor voice of IBMA's most awarded male vocalist, It's About Tyme kicks off into super-high gear with the Moore-penned, ode to his Texas roots, "I'm Leaving You And Fort Worth Too." By the time the super-charged song is over, listeners will be firmly in the palm of IIIrd Tyme Out's very capable, musical hands and will most assuredly be ready for the next 43 minutes of music. In addition to Moore, Wayne Benson brings forth a fan-favorite instrumental that he composed several years ago, "Spindale."

Additional and notable song contributions were made by Kevin McKinnon and Eli Johnston ("Had It Not Been For The Train"), Mark Brinkman and Becky Buller ("Cotton Town"), Milan Miller ("Poison Cove"), Daivd Norris ("Sweet Mountain Rose"), Josh Miller ("Enough For You"), and the hit first single from the project written by Kyle Burnett ("Brown County Red"). In true classic style, IIIrd Tyme Out mixes old with the new, bringing a fresh approach to long-forgotten gems such as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Lowlands," the Keith Whitley and Fred Koller penned "I Think I Want My Rib Back," Mickey Newbury's "Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye," A.P. Carter's "Are You Tired of Me My Darling," and a true highlight track, "River Bottom," originally recorded in bluegrass by The Country Gentlemen. And just when you think the IBMA's seven-time vocal group of the year can't possibly offer anymore, they surprise the listener with an a cappella version of Sam Cooke's Mo-Town classic, "You Send Me," a performance that is sure to make fans swoon.

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