Russell Moore Wins IBMA Male Vocalist Award

Atlanta’s Russell Moore Takes Home IBMA Male Vocalist Award

Band Nominated in 6 Categories

The International Bluegrass Music Association held it’s annual Awards Show last Thursday at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and one of Atlanta’s favorite talents, Russell Moore, was awarded the coveted IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year honor.  This is Moore’s third win in this category.  His band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out also received impressive attention by being the second most nominated artist this year receiving nominations in 5 additional categories including:  ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR; VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR (previous 7 time winner in this category); ALBUM OF THE YEAR (“Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out”); SINGLE OF THE YEAR (“Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Til I Die)”; and GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (“The Eastern Gate”)

The album, “RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT” was released last year on L.A. based Rural Rhythm Records and has appeared on the Billboard Magazine’s Top 50 Bluegrass Chart (retail sales).  The album and singles have been radio chart hits as well including the single, “Hard Rock Prison (‘Til I Die)” reaching the #1 numerous times on various radio charts.

Success for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out was nearly an overnight occurrence for this group after its forming in 1991. Led by Moore (guitar), IIIrd Tyme Out includes the talents of Steve Dilling (banjo), Justen Haynes (fiddle), Wayne Benson (mandolin), and Edgar Loudermilk (bass).  All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry awards since their inception in 1991. Their a cappella renditions of many songs, featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time, can rarely be matched and their superb instrumentation, from some of the top musicians in acoustic music, provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend. 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 14 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 in the genre’s history.

For more information Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, please visit their website at: www.iiirdtymeout.com.  For more information on the album, “Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, please contact Rural Rhythm Records or Hope River Entertainment.  Band publicity provided by East Public Relations and booking by IIIrd Tyme Out.

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