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Russell Moore Announced as Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award Recipient

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Left to Right - UDMD Board Member Dr. Michael Doubler, Russell Moore, UDMD Executive Director Ben Wilson, UDMD Board of Directors President Gloria ChristyUncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award recepient is Russell Moore. The Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award recognizes and honors individuals who have dedicated their careers and life perpetuating, preserving and promoting old-time music and dance. Moore joins the ranks of many of his peers including Doyle Lawson, Dailey & Vinent, Jesse McReynolds, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart LeRoy Troy, and many more.

Russell Moore comments,"We are excited to return to the Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival in July, especially since I'll be receiving a BIG award! Seriously...I'm pretty humbled to say the least that the UDMD Board of Directors have chosen me as this year's Heritage Award winner. Getting to do what you love to do for a living is a blessing and I am so thankful for that. People who know me well, know that I'm not one to toot my own horn or pat myself on the back, so I'm going to leave it up to other people to qualify me being the recipient of this prestigious award. I'm really honored to be receiving the Heritage Award, albeit a gentle reminder that I'm not 20 years old anymore. Be sure to check out the UDMD website for details on the entire event and make plans to join us for our portion on Saturday, July 8th!

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year (5-time career), Russell Moore, is truly at the top of his game. Fronting one of the most popular bands in bluegrass history. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is celebrating nearly 25 years as one of the genres most awarded and influential groups in modern day bluegrass. All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry accolades since their inception in 1991 including being named the IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive years.

Their a cappella renditions of many songs can rarely be matched and their superb instrumentation provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time.

All this along with a heavy touring schedule, including many performances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as GAC and RFD channel programs, over 17 recordings to date, and a desire to present their fans with the best music possible, makes this “supergroup” one of bluegrass music’s most recognized and in-demand bands. The ensemble celebrated tremendous success with the release of their first studio project in five years in 2010 and their latest CD, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, sold exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, is ranked #5 on Billboard’s Top Selling Bluegrass Albums of 2013.

Add it all up, and the future is looking very bright for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Indeed, if one measure of success is the degree to which younger and newer musicians look to a group for inspiration, then Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are about as successful as a bluegrass group can be, for a whole generation of young pickers and singers can be heard across the country trying their hand at IIIrd Tyme Out classics.

(Left to Right: UDMD Board Member Dr. Michael Doubler, Russell Moore, UDMD Executive Director Ben Wilson, UDMD Board of Directors President Gloria Christy)

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