Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Continue String of #1s with PRIME TYME

Band Received Nominations in Nine categories to Lead 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards
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Aug. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT continue their string of #1s on the radio charts with their 2012 IBMA Nominated Album of the Year, PRIME TYME.  The band hit the #1 spot for the fourth time this year on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 15 Album Chart for February, April, May & September.  

PRIME TYME also appeared as the #1 Album on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 10 CD chart four times (Dec.  2011 and January, March, April 2012) and hit #1 on SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Albums (January and February).

The band’s hit song, “Pretty Little Girl From Galax” was #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song Chart in July and August of this year, garnered the #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today Top Song Weekly and Monthly Song Chart, and SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction’s Most Played Tracks as well.    The song was also recently released as a music video that has proved to be a sure fire hit with their fans.

RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT made headlines earlier this month when the band and individual members received nominations in NINE categories to lead the field at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Awards.  Their nominations appeared in the top categories including:  ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR, INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (“Carroll County Blues"), SONG OF THE YEAR ("Pretty Little Girl From Galax” written by Milan Miller), and ALBUM OF THE YEAR (PRIME TYME).  Four-time IBMA MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, Russell Moore received another nomination in that category along with Wayne Benson for MANDOLIN PLAYER OF THE YEAR.  Moore also received a nod for GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR and RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR for "Beyond the Sunset" - a song he recorded live with Doyle Lawson, Jamie Dailey and Josh Swift that is part of the Musicians Against Childhood Cancer album LIFE GOES ON (Rural Rhythm).

To continue the celebration of RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT’s 20th Anniversary, Moonstruck Management will present an ANNIVERSARY EVENING celebration concert along with fellow label mate, LONESOME RIVER BAND who are celebrating their 30th Anniversary.  This once in a lifetime event will be held September 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Nashville located at 322 Broadway, Nashville, TN  37201.  Tickets can be purchased at  Food and two cash bars will be available during the event.  

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