Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out Announce Departure of Justen Haynes

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Announce Departure of Justen Haynes

CUMMING, Ga. — One of bluegrass music’s most formidable bands, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out,  is announcing the departure of one of their long-time members, Justen Haynes, who has been the fiddle player for over 12 years.

Moore, the band’s founder and leader states, “Over the holidays, Justen
and his family came to the conclusion that it was time for him to stay
home more and concentrate on their new business, requiring that he leave
his position with IIIrd Tyme Out. As a result, his last show with the
band was this
past Saturday (1/6/2018) at The Fairview Ruritan Club in Galax, VA. It
was a fun night of joking and carrying on with each other, as we always
do, and catching up on our personal lives since we had just returned to
performing after a six-week holiday vacation for the band.  For me, and I
think for all of us, it was a very enjoyable evening of performing and
reminiscing about the last 12+ years that Justen has held the fiddle
playing position in the band. Although we hate to see him leave the
band, we understand and support his decision and wish him and his family
all the best in this new venture and chapter in their lives, and we
know that we’ll see them from time-to-time in our travels.”  

Upon his departure, Justen offered much gratitude to his fellow bandmates and the many friends he has made over the years. “It has been an amazing ride over the last 12 years. Russell
and the band gave me the opportunity of a lifetime and I will be
forever grateful. I have gained lifelong friends near and far and want
to thank each one of you for the impact, support and encouragement you
gave me while I was on the road. My kids have expressed their desire for
me to come off of the road. Therefore, I will be working from home as I
continue to pursue one of my other passions in dog training. We
recently opened a dog boarding and training facility (“Haus Luc K9”)
that will allow our family opportunities and adventures in the region.
We are excited about this new venture and what it brings for our family,
but sad to see the music chapter end. I may not be playing music, but I
would still love to hear from you so don’t be strangers! Thank you
again for your support, memories and life changing experiences.” 

Regarding the new year and what it holds for IIIrd Tyme Out, Russell says, “As
for the band, we’re in the process of re-grouping and gearing up for
our 2018 touring season which, by all accounts, looks to be a very good
year with many show dates, and we look forward to seeing and performing
for all our friends and fans!!”

Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will resume their 2018 tour later this month
with appearances at the Shepherdsville Country Music Barn (Kentucky) on
January 19th and The DeKalb Theatre in Fort Payne, Alabama on January
27th. “And speaking of Alabama,” says Russell, “Even though I live in
Georgia, I should be able to have recovered from the loss of the
National Championship in time to hug the necks of all you Crimson Tide
fans. See y’all at the show!”

About Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) most awarded Male
Vocalist of the Year (5-time career), 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 are celebrating 27 years as
one of the genres most awarded and influential groups in modern day
bluegrass. They have recorded 18 albums including Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed,
released exclusively in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and listed
among Billboard’s Top 5 Selling Albums of 2013. They reached a new
career milestone with their latest self-produced album, It’s About Tyme,
which has been the fastest charting album in the band’s history, making
its debut on the National Bluegrass Survey’s Top 15 Albums at #2 then
climbing to #1 where it remained for an unprecedented SIX
consecutive months! All that success resulted in an IBMA Awards
Nomination for Album of the Year. Most recently, the band enjoyed an
appearance on national television as part of Bluegrass Underground’s
series for PBS. As journalist Jon Weisberger recently stated, “…it’s
more than just longevity that gets Russell Moore’s name out front. The
man is, to put it simply, one of the finest singers you’ll ever hear,
and he makes it seem positively effortless.”


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