RUSSELL MOORE & IIIrd TYME OUT, “Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed,” Cracker Barrel. 12 tracks.
This year marks a decade since Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores began marketing their own CDs.
And what better way to celebrate than a new release from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, which has been named vocal group of the year seven times by the International Bluegrass Music Association in its 22 years on the road.
Moore is a five-time IBMA male vocalist of the year as well.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard bluegrass charts last month.
It’s an album of mostly country hits done bluegrass style.
Sonya Issacs joins the band for “Golden Ring,” the George Jones-Tammy Wynette classic. And Pam Tillis lends her voice to “John and Mary,” a IIIrd Tyme Out hit from 1999.
The country list includes “Gentle On My Mind,” “Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde,” “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “My Window Faces The South,” “Farewell Party,” “Tulsa Time” and “Mama Tried.”
From pop, there’s a bluegrass remake of The Platters’ “Only You,” which IIIrd Tyme Out first covered in 1995.
And from bluegrass, there’s J.D. Crowe & The New South‘s “The Old Home Place” and the Osborne Brothers’ “Big Spike Hammer.”
A good album by a great band.
Can’t find it in stores? Pick one up at a Cracker Barrel restaurant or at CrackerBarrel.com