Cracker Barrel's First Time Out with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Makes for a Good Time for All

  Cracker Barrel's First Time Out with Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Makes
  for a Good Time for All

  Exclusive New Album, Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed, Available in
        Stores and at, Amazon and iTunes in January

Business Wire

LEBANON, Tenn. -- October 26, 2012

Experience the classics at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^® this January
with savory home-style cooking and the popular concept’s latest exclusive CD
release, Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed, by the honored and admired
bluegrass band Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. The 12-track album features
newly recorded classic hits performed bluegrass style by the
seven-consecutive-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Yearand five-time IBMA Male
Vocalist of the Year (Russell Moore), along with guest vocalists Pam Tillis
and Sonya Isaacs. This exciting new album will be available at all Cracker
Barrel^® locations,, Amazon and iTunes, beginning Monday,
January 7, 2013.

Having released over 17 albums throughout  more than 20 years together,
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out stay true to their roots on Timeless Hits From
the Past Bluegrassed, recording classic songs that have placed an indelible
mark on their career and shaped their musical style. These songs, which
they’ve re-recorded with their own bluegrass flare, were originally recorded
by George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, The Osborne Brothers, Glen
Campbell, Elvis, Merle Haggard, John Denver, Don Williams, JD Crowe & The New
South, Travis Tritt and Gene Watson. Moreover, guest vocalists Sonya Isaacs
(on “Golden Ring”) and Pam Tillis (on “John & Mary”) perfectly complement the
group’s award-winning rich vocal blends and crowd-pleasing instrumentation.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 20 years in the music industry with a new
project with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store,” said Russell Moore. “We can't
think of a better way to do this than by sharing the music that has influenced
us with our friends and fans, while reaching new audiences at the same time
through this amazing collaboration! We love Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
and when we're on tour and looking for a little piece of home, Cracker
Barrel's front porches, friendly faces and home-style cooking are always a
welcome sight!”

“We think Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed is a really terrific album
from a remarkable band,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig.
“We’re thrilled to offer these classics done up bluegrass style to our Cracker
Barrel guests. To be able to have all of these songs from one of the most
acclaimed bands in the genre all on one disc is a rare thing and we hope this
will become a true musical staple that people will treasure for years to

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will debut the new record for fans worldwide in
an exclusive World Premiere on Sirius XM this December. For airdates, stay
tuned to

Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed Track Listing:

1. “Gentle On My Mind” (previously released by Glen Campbell, Elvis)

2. “Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde” (previously released by Travis Tritt)

3. “Golden Ring” (previously released by George Jones and Tammy Wynette)
featuring Sonya Isaacs

4. “The Old Home Place” (previously released by JD Crowe & The New South)

5. “Only You” (previously released by The Platters)

6. “Take Me Home Country Roads” (previously released by John Denver)

7. “My Window Faces The South” (previously released by Willie Nelson)

8. “Farewell Party” (previously released by Gene Watson)

9. “Big Spike Hammer” (previously released by the Osborne Brothers)

10. “Tulsa Time” (previously released by Don Williams)

11. “Mama Tried” (previously released by Merle Haggard)

12. “John and Mary” (previously released in a different version by Russell
Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out featuring Pam Tillis)

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in
its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while
relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly
unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a
fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such
as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made from scratch
biscuits using an old family recipe.

The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts
and self-indulgences. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL)
was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 620 company-owned
locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week
with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday,
6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit

About Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) 5-time Male Vocalist of
the Year Russell Moore is truly at the top of his game. Fronting one of the
most popular bands in bluegrass history, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is
celebrating 20 years as one of the genres most awarded and influential groups
in modern day bluegrass. All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry
accolades since their inception in 1991 including being named the IBMA’s Vocal
Group of the Year seven consecutive years. 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 GAC and
RFD channel programs, over 16 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. For more information,
please visit



Cracker Barrel
Jeanne Ludington, 615-443-9115
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For Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out:
East Public Relations
Kimberly Williams, 931-808-8083
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