Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out (Formerly known as IIIrd Tyme Out) is a bluegrass band formed in 1991 in Cumming, Georgia. Consisting of Russell Moore (lead vocals and guitar), Steve Dilling (vocals and banjo), Justen Haynes (vocals and fiddle), Wayne Benson (vocals and mandolin) and Edgar Loudermilk (vocals and bass), the band has released thirteen albums and two greatest hits collections since 1991. A regular on bluegrass radio, their works have earned them many individual and group IBMA and SPBGMA award nominations including the prestigious IBMA Vocal Group of the Year award which they've won numerous times.
About the Band:
Led by the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 5-time "Male Vocalist Of The Year", Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out has walked away with IBMA's "Vocal Group Of The Year" award 7 consecutive years.All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry awards since their inception in 1991. 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 witha 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.
In November 2013, banjo player Steve Dilling and bass player Edgar Loudermilk announced their intentions to leave IIIrd Tyme Out. Steve Dilling cited health reasons as his reason for leaving the band while Edgar Loudermilk decided to capitalize on a songwriting and solo CD push. As of 11-26-13, replacements have not been named though there have been auditions.
IIIrd Tyme Out headlined at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards show in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada in 1996 and again in 1998. They performed at the 4th Annual Willow Park Bluegrass Jamboree in Hagersville, Ontario, in August, 2002. In 2005 they performed at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival. The band toured as part of the Bluegrass Sundays Winter Concert Series organized by the Northern Bluegrass Committee in Ontario, Canada in 2011.
The Independent Music Awards: Best Country/Bluegrass Song: "My Lord's Gonna Be There",
IBMA Vocal Group of the Year: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,
IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year: Russell Moore - 1994, 1997, 2010,
SPBGMA Bluegrass Vocal Group & Contemporary Gospel Group: 2001,