IIIrd Tyme Out is one of the leading bluegrass vocal groups of the 1990s. Formed in 1991 by lead vocalist and guitarist Russell Moore, fiddler Mike Hargrove, and bass vocalist and electric bass player Ray Deaton, shortly after they left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Georgia-based quintet has received numerous Vocal Group of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA). While most of their repertoire centers around the bluegrass and country songs of Bill and Charlie Monroe, the Delmore Brothers, the Carter Family, Hank Williams, and Jimmie Rodgers, the group has been equally effective with gospel material. Their 1996 album, Living on the Other Side, was an all-gospel recording that included the Lester Flatt tune "I'm Working on a Road to Gloryland," with guest Earl Scruggs on guitar. The song became a Top Ten country hit and was named Song of the Year by the IBMA. In addition, IIIrd Tyme Out was named Best Contemporary Gospel Group by the SPBGMA in 1997 and 1998.