The Tyme for Bluegrass is Now at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®

  The Tyme for Bluegrass is Now at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®

New Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out CD Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed
                                Arrives Today

Business Wire

LEBANON, Tenn. -- January 7, 2013

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^® guests can really take a Tyme out now with
a new album from one of bluegrass music’s most decorated bands, Russell Moore
& IIIrd Tyme Out. Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed is a unique project
by the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) seven-time Vocal
Group of the Year, fronted by the IBMA’s most awarded Male Vocalist of the
Year (five-time), that features classic country hits originally recorded by
Elvis, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette
and more – all re-recorded in the band’s signature bluegrass style. The album
also features special guest vocalists Sonya Isaacs and Pam Tillis, and was
produced by Barry Bales of Alison Krauss & Union Station. Timeless Hits From
The Past Bluegrassed is available today in all Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store^® locations as well as on, and iTunes.

In support of the release, the band appeared on the cover of the December
issue of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine  and enjoyed a World Premier Track By
Track on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction with Kyle Cantrell on December 12. This
week, to celebrate the album’s release, the band will hold a series of
performances in Nashville, Tenn. beginning on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00
p.m. at Loveless Barn for a Music City Roots taping. On Thursday, January 10,
they will perform during a live broadcast on 650 AM WSM from the legendary
Station Inn. Check local listings for airing details. Finally, on Saturday,
January 12 they will take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. To purchase
tickets, visit

Producer Barry Bales says, “Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out has been traveling
the highways and byways of this country for over twenty years, bringing their
talents to bluegrass music fans all over North America. Cracker Barrel Old
Country Store has been providing great food and comfort to many of those same
folks traveling many of those same roads. So it seems only fitting that they
would now be bringing you a collection of new music from Russell and the boys.
Cracker Barrel and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out all under one roof - what
could be better?”

Commenting on the remake of his original “Farewell Party,” Gene Watson says,
“I’m a huge fan of Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. It means a lot to me that
they appreciate this timeless song. It’s living proof that a great song can be
recorded for any format of music and be appreciated for eternity. And what a
great job they’ve done on it!”

Bobby Osborne of The Osborne Brothers, writer of “Big Spike Hammer,” added,
“I’ve always appreciated and admired Russell Moore for what he has done for
bluegrass music through the years and this project just validates my
admiration for him and IIIrd Tyme Out.”

Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is
the latest in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program. Since 2005, Cracker
Barrel has released CDs with a wide variety of artists, some of which have
debuted in the top three spots on a range of Billboard magazine’s charts
including Top DVD Music Videos, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and
Top Bluegrass Albums. In addition, An Evening With ... Dolly earned a
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold award, Dailey & Vincent
Sing The Statler Brothers won “Album of the Year” from the International
Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a track on that CD was nominated for a
Grammy^® award, and Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then was nominated for an NAACP
IMAGE AWARD. Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program includes CDs with
Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Jason Michael Carroll, The Charlie Daniels Band,
Ronnie Dunn, Edens Edge, Sara Evans, Bill Gaither, Montgomery Gentry, Amy
Grant, The Grascals, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Alison Krauss
& Union Station, Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs,
Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Josh Turner, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band. The
National Music Council recognized Cracker Barrel with the 2012 American Eagle
Award for the company’s positive contributions to the nation’s musical culture
and heritage. For details visit

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, The
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, Inc. ^ 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 621 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,

About Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) most awarded Male
Vocalist of the Year (five-time) 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
Essential Broadcast Media
Ebie McFarland / Amanda French, 615-327-3259 /
For Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
East Public Relations
Kimberly Williams, 931-808-8083
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