Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out

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Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out
Also known as3TO
3rd Tyme Out
OriginCumming, Georgia, U.S.
Bluegrass Gospel
Years active1994-present
LabelsRebel/Rounder/Chateau Music Group/Rural Rhythm Records Edit this at Wikidata
MembersRussell Moore
Keith McKinnon
Wayne Benson
Dustin Pyrtle
Nathan Aldridge
Past membersSteve Dilling
Edgar Loudermilk
Ray Deaton
Greg Luck
Alan Perdue
Mike Hartgrove
Terry Baucom
Lou Reid
Alan Bibey
Barry Abernathy
Justen Haynes
Blake Johnson
Jerry Cole

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), Keith McKinnon (vocals and banjo), Nathan Aldridge (vocals and fiddle), Wayne Benson (vocals and mandolin) and Dustin Pyrtle (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.[1]

Band changes[edit]

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.[2] It was later announced that Keith McKinnon would be the new banjo player and Blake Johnson would be the new bass player.[3] The new lineup performed together on stage for the first time in January 2014 in Galax, Virginia.


IIIrd Tyme Out headlined at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards show in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada in 1996 and again in 1998.[4][5] They performed at the 4th Annual Willow Park Bluegrass Jamboree in Hagersville, Ontario, in August, 2002.[6] In 2005 they performed at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.[7] The band toured as part of the Bluegrass Sundays Winter Concert Series organized by the Northern Bluegrass Committee in Ontario, Canada in 2011.[8]

In 2016 IIIrd Tyme Out continues to maintain a busy touring schedule; in 2016 they performed at the Tallgrass Festival in Oklahoma.[9]


  • The Independent Music Awards: Best Country/Bluegrass Song: "My Lord's Gonna Be There"[10]
  • IBMA Vocal Group of the Year: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,[11] 2000[12]
  • IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year: Russell Moore - 1994, 1997, 2010[12]
  • SPBGMA Bluegrass Vocal Group & Contemporary Gospel Group: 2001[13]

Full List[14]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Grass US US Heat US Indie
IIIrd Tyme Out
Puttin' New Roots Down
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Rebel Records
Grandpa's Mandolin
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Rebel Records
Letter to Home
Living on the Other Side
  • Release date: 1997
  • Label: Rounder Records
Live at the Mac
  • Release date: April 7, 1998
  • Label: Rounder Records
John & Mary
  • Release date: October 5, 1999
  • Label: Rounder Records
Back to the Mac
  • Release date: October 2, 2001
  • Label: Rounder Records
Singing on Streets of Gold
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Chateau Music Group
The Best Durn Ride
  • Release date: June 1, 2004
  • Label: Chateau Music Group
Round III at the MAC
  • Release date: October 3, 2006
  • Label: Chateau Music Group
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out 6
Prime Tyme
  • Release date: October 24, 2011
  • Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Timeless Hits from the Past: Bluegrassed 1 161 1 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Title Album details
Erase the Miles
  • Release date: January 20, 2004
  • Label: Rebel Records
Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Compilation
  • Release date: 2007
  • Label: Rounder Records


  1. ^ "IIIrd Tyme Out Website". Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ "IIIrd Tyme Out - Russell Moore Announces New IIIrd Tyme Out Members". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ Report in Strings, newsletter of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society, December 1996
  5. ^ Report in Strings, newsletter of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society, February 1998
  6. ^ 4th Annual Willow Park Bluegrass Jamboree program, August 2002
  7. ^ "Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival", Strings, newsletter of the Pineridge Bluegrass Folklore Society, October 2005
  8. ^ "Bluegrass Sundays" concert program, Northern Bluegrass Committee, 2012
  9. ^ "Hundreds attend Tallgrass Music Festival". Skiatook Journal, June 6, 2016 By Lindsey Renuard
  10. ^ "Independent Music Awards - 3rd Annual Winners". Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ Bluegrass Awards Crown McCory, Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (30 October 1999). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 30–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  12. ^ a b "International Bluegrass Music Association- Past Recipients". IBMA. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "SMT News". SPBGMA. February 5, 2001. Retrieved March 4, 2009.
  14. ^ "Biographies". IIIrd Tyme Out. March 24, 2009. Retrieved March 4, 2009.

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