Led by the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) 4-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 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 with a heavy touring schedule, including many performances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as Bluehighways TV, 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-demandband’s in the genre’s history. Russell Moore As a founding member of IIIRD TYME OUT, Russell has seen the group expand, and evolve, from where it started to where it has risen today. Originally from Pasadena, Texas (true home state of the ‘Whataburger’!!), he now lives near the foothills of the north Georgia mountains in Cumming. Russell, born December 21, 1963, began playing music around the age of eleven after being inspired by bluegrass greats ‘The Osborne Brothers. He joined a regional band at the age of fifteen, playing concerts and festivals in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Around 1982, Russell moved to Arlington, Texas and helped form the bluegrass band ‘Southern Connection’. After almost two years of living in Arlington, the band moved east and settled in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1985, Russell went to work for the bluegrass band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. After six years and seven recordings with Quicksilver, Russell left to help form IIIRD TYME OUT in 1991. Russell has been awarded several ‘Male Vocalist’ awards to date with two of the most prestigious being the coveted ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). He lives in Cumming, GA. with his wife, Carol (married November 16, 1985) and two sons, Taylor (born Dec. 29, 1990) and Spencer (born April 12, 1994). When he’s not touring, Russell spends his time working in the offices of Chateau Music Group (which he co-owns), maintaining their tour bus, and spending as much time as possible with his family.
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