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  • Formed in 1991.
  • Original group composed chiefly of former members of Doyle Lawson’s band Quicksilver: Russell Moore (guitar, lead vocals), Ray Deaton (bass), Terry Baucom (banjo), Alan Bibey (mandolin) and Mike Hartgrove (fiddle). All but Bibey were Lawson alumni.
  • Name was chosen because each band member had worked with two other bands previously. IIIrd Tyme Out was literally their “third time out.”
  • 1991, released first album “IIIrd Tyme Out” (Rebel).
  • 1992, Bibey left the band to be replaced by Lou Reid. Then, Lou Reid and Terry Baucom left to form their own band. Wayne Benson (mandolin) and Steve Dilling (banjo) replaced them.
  • 1992, released Puttin New Roots Down album (Rebel).
  • 1994, released “Across the Miles” album (New Haven).
  • 1994, released “Grandpa’s Mandolin” album (Rebel).
  • 1995, released Letter to Home album (Rounder).
  • 1996, released Living On The Other Side album (Rounder).
  • 1998, released Live At The MAC album (Rounder).
  • 1999, released John & Mary album (Rounder).
  • 2000, won their seventh consecutive IBMA award for Vocal Group of the Year (also won in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999).
  • 2001, Hartgrove left the band to join the Lonesome River Band; was replaced by Greg Luck.
  • 2001, released Back to the MAC album (Rounder).
  • 2002, released Singing on Streets of Gold album (Chateau Music Group).
  • 2004, Benson left the band to join the John Cowan Band; replaced by Alan Perdue (formerly with Mountain Heart).
  • 2004, released Erase the Miles album (Rebel).
  • 2004, released Best Durn Ride album (Chateau Music Group).
  • 2005, Greg Luck left to work with the Circuit Riders. He was replaced by Justen Haynes.
  • 2006, bass player Ray Deaton left to work with the Anita Fisher Band. He was replaced by Edgar Loudermilk.
  • 2006, released “Round III at the MAC” album (Chateau Music Group).
  • 2007, Wayne Benson returned to the band.
  • 2007, changed the name of the band to “Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out.”
  • 2008, released Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection album (Rounder).
  • 2009, released Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out album (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2011, released Prime Tyme album (Rural Rhythm).
  • 2012, released Bluegrassed: Timeless Hits From the Past album (Cracker Barrel).
  • 2012, Russell Moore  won his fifth IBMA award for Male Vocalist of the Year (also won in 1994, 1997, 2010 and 2011)
  • 2013, Steve Dilling and Edgar Loudermilk left the band. They were replaced by Keith McKinnon (banjo) and Blake Johnson (bass.)
  • 2015, released “It’s About Tyme” album (Break a String).
  • 2015, Blake Johnson left the band for health reasons and was replaced by Jerry Cole (formerly with Pine Mountain Railroad). Johnson subsequently died of a heart attack (at age 33) in June of 2017.
  • 2018, fiddler Justin Haynes left the band to start a family business (dog training, boarding & breeding) and was replaced by Nathan Aldridge. In late 2018, bass player Jerry Cole left the band and was replaced by Dustin Pyrtle (formerly with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver).
  • 2019, original bass player Ray Deaton died at the age of 66.
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