Cumming, GA. (January 21, 2014) – Billboard Magazine has released it's Best Of 2013: The Year In Music, documenting the best-selling albums for the year, including the Top 15 Bluegrass Albums. Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, the latest release from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, ranks #5 alongside artists such as Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Alan Jackson, and Old Crowe Medicine Show.
Released in January 2013 through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program, the 12-track album features newly recorded classic hits performed bluegrass style by the seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, IIIrd Tyme Out and IBMA's most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year (five-times), Russell Moore.
The legendary band gives a modern flare to the popular music originally recorded by Elvis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, among others. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart where it remained for seven consecutive weeks for a total of 14 weeks in the Top 10.
IIIrd Tyme Out founder and highly revered lead singer Russell Moore says, "We're very proud to see Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed receive this kind of recognition. It was our hope that our presentation of these classic songs would serve as tribute to some of our musical heroes, and the fact that it is considered to be among the top 5 best-selling bluegrass albums by Billboard magazine for the year 2013, is very exciting and we know that our fans, old and new, will enjoy it for many years to come."
For more information on Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, please visit www.iiirdtymeout.com. Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed is available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and crackerbarrel.com, as well as iTunes and Amazon.com.