Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out received an early Christmas present. Their single "Hard Rock Mountain Prison ('Til I Die)" has climbed to the peak of the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 charts.
It was indeed a long climb, as the song was put "on hold" for the band to record about 4 years ago. Ray Edwards, one of a trio of writers for the song, explains, "Russell Moore said to be patient, that they would eventually record it and it would be worth the wait. Early this year, Russell called me and said he and Rural Rhythm Records had chosen it to be the first single off of their new CD. He told me it was going to be a 'heck of a ride' and what a ride it's been!"
Those songwriters must have been really nice this year, to have a #1 song in their stocking already.
To check out the band performing their new #1 song, click the video above.