Nashville, Tenn. (February 1, 2013) – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are proud to announce their latest CD, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, is #1 for the third week in a row on the Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums chart. The CD was released nationwide on January 7 through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program.
"We're absolutely thrilled that Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed has not only debuted at #1 on Billboard, but has held that spot for a third week," says Russell Moore. "Our entire team has worked really hard on this project and to see it achieve this kind of success is something that makes us really proud."
The album, made up of classic country hits re-recorded in the band’s signature bluegrass style, gives a modern flare to the popular music originally recorded by Elvis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Platters, and John Denver, among others. The classic CD is available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations as well as crackerbarrel.com, iTunes and Amazon.com.
Producer Barry Bales says, “Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out has been traveling the highways and byways of this country for over twenty years, bringing their talents to bluegrass music fans all over North America. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has been providing great food and comfort to many of those same folks traveling many of those same roads. So it seems only fitting that they would now be bringing you a collection of new music from Russell and the boys. Cracker Barrel and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out all under one roof - what could be better?”
Commenting on the remake of his original “Farewell Party,” Gene Watson says, “I’m a huge fan of Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. It means a lot to me that they appreciate this timeless song. It’s living proof that a great song can be recorded for any format of music and be appreciated for eternity. And what a great job they’ve done on it!”
Bobby Osborne of The Osborne Brothers, writer of “Big Spike Hammer,” added, “I’ve always appreciated and admired Russell Moore for what he has done for bluegrass music through the years and this project just validates my admiration for him and IIIrd Tyme Out.”
Lead singer and five-time IBMA Male Vocalist Of The Year Russell Moore says, "We're very proud and excited to see Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed hit the Billboard chart and we're grateful for the opportunity to present this CD to our fans, old and new, through our collaboration with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. It's our sincere hope that our presentation of these classic songs will serve as tribute to some of our musical heroes, and that the CD will be a topic of discussion and listened to for many years to come."
For more information on Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, visit www.iiirdtymeout.com. For more information on Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, visit crackerbarrel.com.